We felt like this day might never come, but no one lives forever. Yesterday, Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91, after a lifetime of wearing smoking jackets and partying with hot blondes. The news of his death sent shockwaves across social media, with people in seeming disbelief that someone who was literally born in the 1920s could…die?
But it happened. Hef, who helped out so many careers, from Marilyn Monroe to Carmen Electra to the Girls Next Door to Paris Hilton, is gone. He leaves behind four children (who probably have a lot of issues), and his wife, Crystal, who just turned 31 this spring and will no doubt marry at least four more men in her lifetime.
Since founding Playboy in 1953, Hugh stuck with the magazine through many changes, including a brief period last year when they decided to stop doing nudity. Like, we’re not experts on Playboy magazine, but isn’t that kind of the point? We’re pretty sure high school boys don’t secretly buy Playboy so they can read hard-hitting interviews. Luckily, Hugh got to see the magazine bring back nudity, which tbh might have been his final wish before he died.
Hef will be buried next in LA next to Marilyn Monroe, who was featured in the first-ever issue of Playboy. Let’s hope they at least position him so he can look up her skirt; he would want it that way.