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Hugh Hefner Dead at 91 but Leaves behind more than a legacy in the Pornography Industry

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Hefner leaves behind not just a whopping fortune but proves he should remembered for more than just the guy who has the job every man wants

Hugh Hefner, the mastermind behind the legendary Playboy magazine was an icon for the pornography industry and is deemed as a pioneer during the Sexual Movement. Hefner died on September 27, 2017 from natural causes and was surrounded by his family at the time. His death brought on an overwhelming and emotional responses from past Playmates and girlfriends who paid tribute to Hefner. But, though Hefner was remembered for his life in the Playboy Mansion and his youthful he had a history helping out with the Civil Rights Movement and unlimited support for free speech.

      “I changed attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex.”

In 1961, Hefner had comedian Dick Gregory an early break performing in Chicago Playboy club which the performer called “brave” and “important” given the time and social climate. During the 2001 Roast of Hugh Hefner, Gregory said:

“You had a courage when no one was bringing in blacks and minorities, and you let stand flat-footed in America and just talk, you brought me in. You didn’t give me a lecture. You gave me no instructions.”

For a career where many believed Hefner favored the sexual exploitation of women, Hefner’s girls had nothing but good things to say about him and their time with him in the Mansion. Hefner leaves behind four children, a hefty will, and doting wife along with a legacy fit for a man of his stature no matter how you look at it.

 

Nancy Sully

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