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Playboy Magazine Founder, Hugh Hefner, Dies at 91
Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at his home, the iconic Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses at his Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2010.
Hefner built Playboy into a multimillion-dollar adult magazine and entertainment empire tied to a Lothario lifestyle of lavish parties and beautiful women.
The first edition of Playboy magazine in 1953 featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover and as a centerfold.
The Playboy that featured Pamela Anderson in February 2016 was meant to be the last one featuring nude pictures, ending a more than 60-year tradition that saw women from Madonna to Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford pose naked for the publication. The move was only temporary, however, and the magazine began publishing images of naked women again earlier this year.
Fans gather at the gate of the Playboy Mansion on Sept. 27, 2017, after hearing of Hefner's death.
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