In our entertainment section, we tend to look at cool films to watch but Hugh Hefner has passed away. Being synonymous with the magazine, entertainment, glitz and glamour for many decades. We thought he deserved a mention and a tip of the hat. Starting as a cartoonist in Chicago he was offered a small rise and he made the decision to venture out alone, a bit like we are but we really do tend to stick just the articles, he raised $8000 from fifty investors one who was his mother and bought a five-year-old photoshoot from the Chicago Tribune of Marilyn Monroe for $500. The magazine sold out in days and as they say the rest is history. During his time he empowered a lot of people and change the world with the way the world sees the female form.
In his life, he created a huge empire and enabled many to go on and live wonderful lives, his magazine some may not agree with but I think Hugh Hefner did a lot from equal rights with regards to race and gender and he will be missed.
Hefner died Wednesday at the age of 91, the magazine announced in a statement, writing Hefner’s son Cooper, now the company’s chief creative officer wrote in the company’s statement.
“peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,”