Hugh Hefner, The Founder Of Playboy, Has Died At 91

Hugh Hefner, the iconic personality behind Playboy magazine, passed away on Wednesday at age 91, his media company confirmed.

Having pursued his education in psychology, Hefner came out with the first edition of Playboy magazine in 1953 with a nude shot of Monroe. In a TV reality show called "The Girls Next Door", Hefner's libertine and extravagant life was captured and the show aired from 2005 till 2010.

Ahead, five of Hefner's most memorable scripted television appearances ... as himself. A true businessman, Hefner's empire diversified into real estate, merchandise and nightclubs over the years.

In January 2016, the Playboy Mansion was put on the market for $200-million, on the condition Hefner would continue to work and live in the mansion.

Hefner is survived by four children-Christine and David from his first marriage and Marston and Cooper from his second marriage.

The men's magazine publisher reportedly died from natural causes while at his Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

The magazine's website is carrying a tribute to the late mogul, with an image of a young Hefner smoking a pipe along with his quote: "Life is too short to be living someone else's dream".

Celebrities including Mark Hamill, Nancy Sinatra, Perez Hilton, Gene Simmons, and Ryan Seacrest are just a few of the celebs who have taken to social media to react to the news. I couldn't be more thankful for our friendship and our time together.

Ultimately, Hugh Hefner is an old joke: a solitary master baiter. Bridget said she returned to the mansion for parties every now-and-then in the initial aftermath but hadn't been in years. "I love you", Gonzalez said.

Hefner's death also spurred a reunion with Kardashian and her famous frenemy Paris Hilton.

Playboy itself also found itself struggling to change with the times in recent years, little surprise in an age when any kind of picture or video can be found on the internet.

  • Salvatore Jensen