Playboy confirms iconic founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Hugh Hefner
In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. (Ian West/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

(WKRG) – The iconic founder of Playboy Magazine has died at age 91, the magazine confirmed on Twitter Wednesday night.

No further information was immediately released.

The magazine confirmed the death through its official Twitter account:

 

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