Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday, at the age of 91 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
His son Cooper Hefner, chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, said his father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of
our time in advocating free speech, civil rights, and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.
Perhaps the impacfulness of Hefner can be gauged from comments from his opponents, the Catholic News Agency which writes:
Christian leaders in the fight against pornography have called the death of Hugh Hefner tragic, while reminding Catholics to take seriously the impact of Hefner's legacy on American culture.
Alan Sears, founder of the misleadingly named Alliance Defending Freedom said:
Nobody should ever take joy in anybody's passing [...BUT...] There have been thousands of people praying for Hugh Hefner's conversion for years, and the saddest part to me of his passing, is that we see no evidence of conversion on
his part. Apparently up to the end, he took joy in this exploitation of women, of sexuality and all the other things that the secular media is lauding him for.
Offsite Article: Let's hear it for the Hef
30th September 2017. See article from spiked-online.com
by Tim Black
Hugh Hefner's commitment to liberty should be his lasting legacy.