remembering an icon

Larry King, Paris Hilton, and Other Celebrities Mourn the Death of Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner.

Playboy founder and cultural icon Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday. He was 91. Hefner and his magazine became a symbol of the sexual revolution that took place in the mid-20th century. His work, which championed free speech and smut, changed publishing and pop culture, and left a lasting legacy that influenced celebrity culture and politics alike. “Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights,” Larry King wrote. “He was a true original, and he was my friend.” Following the news of his death, many friends, associates, and admirers remembered the legend.

Celebrities React to the Death of Hugh Hefner