Hugh Hefner remembered in 30 photos

 
 
 
  • Hugh Hefner who launched one of the most controversial magazines in publishing history, views photographs in his Chicago office.
  • THE NEW PLAYMATE OF 1995 (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
  • Hugh Hefner, King of the bunnies, steps from his all-black "Big Bunny" aircraft, after his arrival.(Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

  • FILE - In this April 5, 2007 file photo, Hugh Hefner poses for a photo at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
  • FILE - In this May 14, 1999 file photo, Playboy founder and editor in chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
  • Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris attend 20th annual Literary Awards Festival at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
  • Hugh Hefner at the 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Artist Line-Up announcement at The Playboy Mansion on February 10, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
  • 59? Festival de Cannes: Hugh Hefner (playboy) during 2006 Cannes Film Festival - American Pavillion - Day 8 at American Pavillion in Cannes, France. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner receives the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant at the 2012 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 7, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
  • Los Angeles, CA - OCTOBER 25: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
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  • Los Angeles, CA- For 20 years, Playboy Bunnies scuttled about on their errands of mercy clad in 1-piece bathing suits with cuffs, collars, ties, oversized ears and cottontails.
  • (Original Caption) Lawrenceville, N.J.: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner appears in a relaxed and confident mood as he faces the New Jersey Casino Control Commission here in first day hearings on the granting of a permanent license to the Atlantic City Playboy Hotel-Casino.
  • (Original Caption) Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy Magazine, shown as he appeared in court to face charges that nude photograph of Jayne Mansfield in the June issue are obscene. Hefner's attorneys asked for a continuance and his trial was set for July 9 in Municipal Court.
  • (Original Caption) Hollywood: Surrounded by young girls on the set of his television series, Playboy After Dark, Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy magazine. The series is a party format that features noted stars. The series will start in most major cities sometime in January.
  • Holmby Hills,April 1994-Hugh Hefner With His Wife Kimberley And Two Children At His Home,The Playboy Mansion (Photo By Brad Elterman/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES - JUNE 18: Hugh Hefner poses with Kendra Wilkinson (L) Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison (R) before a screening of Bonnie and Clyde at the Playboy Mansion June 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
  • Kendra Wilkinson, Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
  • Madonna, Hugh Hefner & Playboy Bunnies (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
  • Hugh Hefner & Playboy Bunnies (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
  • LAS VEGAS - APRIL 10: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris celebrate Hugh Hefner's 84th birthday at Nine Steakhouse at The Palms Casino Resort on April 10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Marston Hefner, Hugh Hefner, and Cooper Hefner attend 20th annual Literary Awards Festival at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
  • Hugh Hefner and Pamela Anderson during The Official Launch Party For Spike TV At The Playboy Mansion - Inside at The Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
  • Hugh Hefner at the 10th Anniversary Playboy Video Party in Los Angeles in 1998. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
  • STANSTED, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (centre) arrives at Stansted Airport on June 2, 2011 in Stansted, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Hugh Hefner in his Playboy mansion. (Photo by Getty Images)
  • Hugh Hefner and girlfriend, Holly Madison. (Photo by Getty Images)
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15. Dancer Dita Von Teese and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner attend the Playboy party at Barfly on November 15, 2002 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
  • American publisher Hugh Hefner, of Playboy Enterprises, smiles with his girlfriend, American actor and model Barbi Benton as they attend the 21st annual SHARE fund raiser for The Exceptional Children's Foundation. She wears a feathered blouse and he holds a pipe. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Getty Images)