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Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy has died.  He passed away peacefully at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes surrounded by his loved ones.

Hef, as he was known, founded the magazine in 1953. The first issue featured Marilyn Monroe as its centerfold.  It sold more than 50-thousand copies. Over the years, the magazine not only featured pictures of MadonnaPamela AndersonJenny McCarthy, and Sharon Stone; but also celebrity interviews and articles.

Over the years, Hef built a reputation as the ultimate ladies man who spent the majority of his time at his mansion wearing his trafemark smoking jacket.

Hefner was married to Mildred Williams from 1949 to 1959.  They had 2 children, Christie and David. In 1989 he married Kimberly Conrad and had two sons, Marston and Cooper.

Over the years he had many girlfriends in between – most notably Kendra WilkinsonBridget Marquardt, and Holly Madison, stars of his E! reality show, The Girls Next Door. In addition to his children, he’s survived by his last wife, Crystal Harris, whom he married in 2012.

Hugh Hefner was 91.

 

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