Hugh Hefner, the founder of the iconic Playboy magazine, has passed away at the age of 91 surrounded by loved ones.
Hefner took the world by storm with the release of the first Playboy magazine in 1953 and albeit shocking, it gained a lot of reception and was the driving force of sexual revolution that occurred in the 1960s.
Before he turned 50, he was considered the most famous editor in the world by Esquire magazine as his magazine covered a range of topics from cars, sex, clothes, various how-to’s and obviously, bare-breasted women.
He commissioned some of the best writers around the world to contribute to the diverse topics covered in the magazine which gave it a level of sophistication not expected at first glance.
The famous bunny logo – which he describes as ‘shy, vivacious and sexy’ – will live on as a representation of sexuality being liberated within common America.
In an interview with the Washington Post in 2003, Hefner said “I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realising that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none.”
Vale Hugh Hefner.