Sunday 19 November 2017

In pictures: Hugh Hefner spent six decades in the public eye

Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner (C) is joined by former girlfriend Barbi Benton (L), and current girlfriend, Holly Madison, during an ESPY Awards pre-party at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California in this July 12, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo
Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner (C) is joined by former girlfriend Barbi Benton (L), and current girlfriend, Holly Madison, during an ESPY Awards pre-party at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California in this July 12, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo
Founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner (L) poses with a Playmate wearing skin-art of the Grammy Award at the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 27, 2002. REUTERS/File Photo
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner arrives with girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson (L) and Bridget Marquardt for his 80th birthday party in Munich's famous club P1 May 31, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and girlfriends Anna Sophia Berglund (L) and Shera Bechard arrive at the Society of Singers annual dinner in Beverly Hills, California September 19, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Hugh Hefner, 81, founder of Playboy magazine and the Playboy Jazz Festival, poses at a news conference which was held to announce the artists performing at the 30th Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, California in this February 27, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Hugh Hefner and his fiancee, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris, arrive at the opening night gala of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival featuring a screening of a restoration of 'An American In Paris' in Hollywood, California April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Hugh Hefner (C), Playboy magazine founder, and Playboy Playmates and girlfriends arrive at the American Film Institute's 'AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sir Sean Connery' taping in Hollywood June 8, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner kisses girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson after their arrival for his 80th birthday party in Munich's famous club P1 May 31, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo
Hugh Hefner, founder, editor-in-chief and creative officer of Playboy, speaks as he is honored with the Hollywood Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in Hollywood, California June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Redmond/File Photo
Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner smiles at the news conference for the upcoming Playboy Jazz Festival, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner smiles as he addresses questions at the panel for E! networks television show "The Girls Next Door" at the Television Critic's Association Summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills July 17, 2005. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
Hugh Hefner (C) Playboy founder and Editor-in-Chief, displays a giant birthday cake to celebrate his 75th birthday as seven playmates look on in Cannes May 12, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (L), with his girlfriends Bridget Marquardt (C) and Kendra Wilkinson, reacts as he listens to a reporter's question at the panel for E! networks' television show "The Girls Next Door" at the Television Critic's Association Summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills July 17, 2005. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
"Playboy" magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses with his six girlfriends (L-R) Sheila Levell, Izabella St. James, Zoe Gregory, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Cristal Camden on the red carpet after seeing the international gala premiere of Cirque du Soleil's new show "Zumanity" at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in this September 20, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Ethan Miller/Files
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner feeds a piece of cake to Cathi O'Malley as Kimberly Stanfield (L) and Katie Lohmann (2ndL) look on during Hefner's 75th birthday party at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas in this March 2, 2001 file photo. REUTERS/File Photo
layboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner (C) arrives with friends for an ESPY Awards pre-party at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California in this July 12, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo
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. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
In this April 5, 2007 file photo, Hugh Hefner poses for a photo at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Holly Madison, from left, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the premiere of "The House Bunny" in Los Angeles. Playboy founder Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, Playboy said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
In this April 7, 2006 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is photographed at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
In this June 20, 1961 file photo, Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner poses with "bunny-girl" hostess Bonnie J. Halpin at Hefner's nightclub in Chicago. Playboy founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Ed Kitch, File)
Hugh Hefner (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling, File)
In this March 1970 file photo, Hugh Hefner, left, and girlfriend Barbi Benton, center, are served by Playboy Club Bunny Cheri upon their arrival at La Guardia aboard the Big Bunny, Heffner's jet, in New York. Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family .(AP Photo, File)
In this May 7, 1977, file photo, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner talks about his coming late night TV show, Playboys Playmate Party, Los Angeles. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)
In this file photo made April 7, 2006, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is photographed at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

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