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Hollywood pays tribute to 'revolutionary' Hugh Hefner

29 Setiembre 2017, 08:01 | Fidele Alvizo

Hugh Hefner and Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson thanks Hugh Hefner for making her the 'person I am today'

Now, many of us youngins only remember Hugh Hefner through references in TV shows, random cameos, or as "that old guy who lives in a mansion of beautiful women".

The magazine became a launchpad for countless stars and a means of injecting new life into flagging Hollywood careers.

Hefner passed away Wednesday of natural causes.

"RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner", Kim Kardashian, who appeared on the cover of his magazine in 2007, tweeted after hearing the news. You will be greatly missed!

Hefner faced obscenity charges in 1963 for publishing and circulating near-nude photos of actress Jayne Mansfield, but he was acquitted.

Crystal wasn't Hugh's first wife though: in 1949 he married Mildred Williams, but they then divorced 10 years later. The captain's hat he sported even when the ocean was nowhere in sight? Speaking during the Cardiff leg of her current UK tour, she revealed she urinated in the Playboy Mansion's infamous grotto to make sure people knew she had been there. You were the most important person in my life. "It was mutual between Hef and I", she said.

"It meant more security, knowing that I am the one for him".

Cooper signaled that the Playboy founder did not pressure him into following in his footsteps, saying he has "always been somebody who's advocated, 'Follow your own dreams'".

Hefner also led free-speech battles, fighting all the way to the Supreme Court after the Post Office refused to deliver his magazine, the statement noted.

Hefner's endeavors weren't just limited to Playboy.

But apparently she will inherit nothing of Hugh's millionaire fortune because of an "ironclad" prenup she signed years ago.

A pioneer for the straight sexual liberation movement, Hefner was also one of the early advocates for gay rights tracing back to the 1950s. Market researcher Wealth-X told Business Insider that Hefner was worth at least $110 million at the time of his death, with roughly $45 million in liquid assets.

And Kendra - who has kids Hank, seven, and Alijah, three, with her husband - previously discussed whether she would be happy to see her daughter pose for Playboy.

Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal, and four children, Christie, David, Marston and Cooper.

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