R.I.P. Player: Celebrities React To The Death Of Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner during The Palms Casino Celebrates Playboy's 50th Anniversary With Private Reception At Ghost Bar at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

R.I.P. Player: Celebrities React To The Death Of Hugh Hefner

The founder of "Playboy" died last night at 91.

Published September 28, 2017

Another legend has left us. Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy, passed away yesterday of natural causes. He was 91.

You might just think of Hefner as a man who loved many, many, many, many women, which he did. But going beyond his playboy image, Hugh was a huge supporter of the first amendment, freedom of speech. Certain conservative powers that be tried to shut down Playboy for indecency and other bogus charges, but Hefner constantly fought for the right to express himself, even if it offended others. In addition, he was a strong supporter of civil rights in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Hugh Hefner was definitely a legend and will be missed. Check out celebrity reactions below.

For more on the passing of another legend, Charlie Murphy, watch the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Renee Samuel

(Photo: Denise Truscello/WireImage)


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