Reports indicated that, the iconic founder of Playboy magazine, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion, of natural causes at age 91, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement.
The magazine which was founded more than 60 years ago to create a niche upscale men’s magazine, combining images of nude women with in-depth articles, interviews and fiction by a variety of well-known writers.
Hefner reportedly founded the magazine with $600 and another $1,000 borrowed from his mother. The first centerfold, an iconic feature of the monthly magazine, was of Marilyn Monroe.
While the magazine was a mainstay of college dorms and young men’s libraries, the availability of free porn online has sent its fortunes on a downswing.
As for your humble correspondent, he always read Playboy for the articles!