According to Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner died at his home in the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood at the age of 91. The death of the iconic founder of "Playboy" magazine was due to natural causes.

The name Hugh Hefner and "Playboy" became inseparable. They both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider social intolerance.

The iconic founder, Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner was born on April 9, 1926, and was best known as "Hef." He was the editor-in-chief, the publisher, and the founder of "Playboy".

He was a millionaire, political activist, and a philanthropist in several causes and public issues. He was married to Mildred Williams in 1949 but got divorced in 1959. They were blessed with two children named Christie and David Hefner.

He decided to have a second residence and acquired the Playboy Mansion West at Los Angeles in 1971. This became his permanent home after moving from Chicago in 1975.

In 1985, he was diagnosed with a mild stroke and decided to make several changes to his lifestyle. His daughter, Christie Hefner, became the chairman of the board and CEO in 1988 and became the longest female serving chairman. After a year, Hefner got married to the "Playmate of the Year," Kimberley Conrad, who was 36 years younger than him, according to Metro UK.

They had two sons, Marston Glenn Hefner and Cooper Bradford Hefner. After their separation in 1988, Conrad moved to a house beside Hefner's mansion.

The history of 'Playboy'

It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates. He started this business by borrowing money from his mother to fund his part in the company.

"Playboy" magazine is a men's lifestyle entertainment magazine which is widely known due to its centerfolds which feature nude and semi-nude pictures of their models (Playmates). It played an important role in the sexual revolution and became one of the world's best-known brands, not just in the United States but also globally.

The company grew bigger and bigger and it became Playboy Enterprises, Inc. They have created their own line of clothing and jewelry, branched into movies, cable, and digital production. They also opened their own clubs and casinos.

The magazine features monthly interviews of notable public figures such as composers, artists, film directors, religious figures. architects, politicians, athletes, and many more.