O fundador da revista Playboy, Hugh Hefner, morreu na última quarta-feira (27) à noite, aos 91 anos de idade, na Mansão Playboy em Los Angeles (EUA). Segundo um comunicado divulgado pelo grupo Playboy, Hefner morreu de causas naturais, rodeado pela família.
Nascido em Chicago, em 1926, Hefner fundou a Playboy em 1953. Ele vai ser enterrado ao pé de Marilyn Monroe, em um talhão em Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles), o qual reservou anos depois da morte dela, por 75 mil dólares, segundo o Hollywood Reporter.
Marilyn Monroe foi uma das estrelas mais brilhantes da mídia e a primeira capa da revista Playboy em 1953, depois de Hugh Hefner publicar uma foto dela nua que ele havia comprado por 200 dólares. Essa edição da revista vendeu 50 mil cópias em poucas semanas e ajudou levar a Playboy para a fama.
A Playboy Enterprises tornou-se um império comercial e artístico. Incontáveis celebridades sentiam-se honradas em ter suas imagens estampadas nas páginas da revista.
Celebridades e ex-coelhinhas da Playboy comentaram a morte de Hugh Hefner.
R.I.P. Hugh Hefner 😥 The American Icon who in 1953 introduced the world 2 Playboy mag and built the company into one of the most recognizable American Global brands in history , I am so grateful I had the opportunity to shoot many Playboy celebrity pictorials with u Hef❤️ thank u for picking me and Bringing me into the magical world of Playboy ! I just can’t stop crying and I can’t imagine how many bunnies are crying for u too. U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness 🙏🏼love u Hef #hughhefner #playboy #icon @playboy
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) 28 de setembro de 2017
Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life… People tell me all the time That I was your favorite… I’m in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn’t want me to see. You couldn’t hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me – with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I’m falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It’s raining in Paris now. I’m by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say – Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I’m proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men – Enjoy … (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved – You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. … “It’s movie time” You loved my boys … You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef … Your Pamela 💋
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