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.
Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him. May he Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/oL3lKLZRQ5— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) September 28, 2017
RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
There's only 2 players left me and Larry Flynt R.I.P Hugh Hefner— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) September 28, 2017
RIP HUGH HEFNER— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 28, 2017
RIP Hugh Hefner I went to so many of his parties at the Playboy mansion it was legendary you will never be forgotten— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 28, 2017
Trailblazer. Icon. An American institution! Rest in that big grotto in the sky, Hugh Hefner! pic.twitter.com/9rKnQERPgw— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner. He came. He saw. He came. He came. He came. He came....came...— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) September 28, 2017
For more on the passing of another legend, Charlie Murphy, watch the BET Breaks video, above.
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