Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died at 91

The founder of Playboy magazine,Hugh Hefner, died Wednesday.

He was 91.

Born Hugh Marston Hefner on April 9, 1926 in Chicago. Hefner rose to fame after the first issue of men’s magazine Playboy published in 1953, which featured a nude Marilyn Monroe.

"Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones," a rep for the Playboy Enterprises founder said in a statement to People Magazine.

The magazine tweeted a photo of Hefner shortly after his death was announced with the caption "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream." 

He is survived by his wife and four children.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from News | WPLG, and written by News | WPLG. Read the original article here.

This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.