THE OG PIMP IS DEAD
PLAYBOY FOUNDER AND SEXUAL ICON HUGH HEFNER DEAD AT 91
Early morning on September 27th, 2017 Hugh Hefner was found dead in the iconic Playboy mansion. He was 91 years old.
After working for Children’s Activities magazine Hefner moved onto creating the classic suave gentleman style that defined the themes of old James Bond films and sexuality in the 60’s and 70’s. What started as the magazine grew into clubs, clothing and eventually television and Internet (the TV channel is probably the most well known with the cable channel).
In an effort to keep up with modern sexuality, the magazine briefly ended its practice of nudity in 2015, just to have it return earlier this year. Hefner started the magazine in 1953 at the age of 27, with the first cover (December) being of another icon: Marilyn Monroe.
The reason behind the magazine revealed to be personal with Hefner feeling cheated out of life through him losing his virginity to his wife, who had an affair while they were still dating. He was also born during the prohibition era furthering his resentment of societal norms. Other challenges to society came in the form of freedom of expression for homosexuals with his story “The Crooked Man” and even black empowerment as he interviewed Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Sidney Poitier.
Hefner died of natural causes and had planned to be cremated and laid in a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe. It was a plot that he purchased in 1992 for $75,000. On September 30th, his ashes were buried with his iconic silk pajama and one of his pipes. He is survived by his four children all in their 60’s along with the countless ex-wives and girlfriends he took on while they were bunnies in his mansion. May the man who made rabbits sexy rest in peace.