Hefner gained instant fame when he launched Playboy in the 1950s. The publication of the adult magazine created a sensation in deeply conservative America. Hefner spun the brand into a publishing empire. His critics accused him of degrading women.
Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, has died at the age of 91 according to a statement from Playboy Enterprises. The publication was founded more than 60 years ago to create a niche upmarket men's magazine.
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