Breaking News!!: Holmby Hills, CA: Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, has died.

Breaking News!!: Holmby Hills, CA: Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, has died.

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California.

In a statement, Playboy Enterprises Inc. said, “Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91 years old.

Hugh Hefner, also known to millions simply as “Hef”, was born on Friday, April 9th, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

Hugh Hefner went to schools in the Chicago, Illinois area before joining the United States Army, attending the Chicago Art Institute and graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in psychology.

After working first as a copywriter for “Esquire”, Hugh Hefner decided to start his own publication and raised $8,000 from 45 investors to launch “Playboy” in December 1953.

Hugh Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years; David, Marston and Cooper, the latter who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the company.

ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Hugh Hefner.

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