Hugh Hefner In His Own Words

Playboy founder, sex revolutionist Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Hefner, who died Wednesday at 91 of natural causes, has been praised in some circles for his early and steadfast support of LGBTQ causes.

A self-proclaimed master of marketing, Hefner skill for self-promotion made it impossible to untangle his image from his empire.

"He was a #Legend, innovator, genius, one of a kind with a heart of gold".

The original Playboy Mansion, in Hefner's native Chicago, was more modest. I couldn't be more thankful for our friendship and our time together.

Hugh Hefner may have put Donald Trump on the cover of Playboy once in 1990, but that doesn't mean he liked him.

In the documentary, football great Jim Brown called Hefner "one of the many human beings in that era that fought against injustice". "I was fortunate to know him as a neighbor and friend and I extend my deepest sympathies to his family".

Playboy's circulation peaked in 1972 at seven million, serving as a catalyst for even bawdier publications like Hustler and Penthouse.

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Following the transaction, the president now owns 172,418 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,762,282.76. It also upped Patterson (NASDAQ:PTEN) stake by 112,462 shares and now owns 1.76 million shares. (NYSE:DAL).

The most famous critique of the world Hefner built came from feminist Gloria Steinem. In the Playboy clubs he opened in the 1960s, he hired black comics at a time when many clubs were de facto segregated.

While she was only able to utter the words, "goodbye Hef", in the snippet, she did compose a heartfelt tribute in the caption.

But others will celebrate the man known as "Hef" as an American icon who promoted black artists, writers and athletes, tackled social issues like segregation and advocated for the LBGT community.

The former 50-year-old Playboy cover model took to Instagram to share an emotional video of herself wiping away her tears. The couple divorced in 2010.

'So, while I acknowledge Hefner created an iconic brand, I ask is his life one we want to be celebrating?'

I'm guessing some of the longer obituaries may mention the oversized influence that Kinsey had on Hefner, but the "science!" crowd won't mention that Kinsey was a total fraud.

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