It’s sad to see that another famous star in the Hollywood sky has passed, and this time it’s Hugh Hefner. Hefner died at the age of 91 from natural causes at his home in the Playboy Mansion. Having lived through 9 decades and starting one of the most famous magazines of all time, the Playboy Magazine, Hugh made quite a name for himself. So let’s take a look at the life of Hugh Hefner and some facts that you might not have known about him.
1. Marriage and kids
Even though Hugh has dozens of “girlfriends”, he has actually been married three times, and he had four children between those marriages. This is his son Cooper.
Source: Chatter Busy
2. He grew up in a strict Methodist household
Source: All Famous Things
3. Guinness Book of World Records
Yep, Hugh has a spot in that book as the longest-running editor-in-chief of a magazine of all time.
Source: Post Gazette
4. He was born on April 9, 1926
5. While Hugh was serving in the army, his wife cheated on him
He’s said that it was “the most devastating moment of his life.”
6. Hollywood sign
In 2010 the late businessman donated around $900,000 as to prevent the Hollywood sign from being demolished.
7. Against drugs
Holly Madison talked about how much Hugh was against drugs. He strictly banned them from the Mansion and fired any girl that he found out was on them.
8. Zoo license
The Playboy Mansion is one of the most luxurious residences in the US, and it’s also one of the few to have a zoo license.
9. Hugh Hefner and ex American President George Bush are 9th cousins
Does that even count as cousins?
Source: I Love Useless Knowledge
10. Personal interviews
Holly Madison also revealed that Hugh personally interviewed all winners of “Girl of the Month”.
Source: The Daily Star
11. It’s estimated that Hugh has slept with over 2000 women
That’s a lot.
12. He suffered a mild stroke in 1985
13. Very smart
Hefner had a genius IQ count of 152.
Source: Daily Mail
14. Not very keen on retirement
Hugh had no plans to retire throughout the entirety of his career. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave. It’s the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work, it would be the beginning of the end for me.” he stated regarding the matter.
Do you happen to know any other interesting facts about the late playboy you might know of? Share them in the comments!