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Hugh Hefner through the years

Hugh Hefner, the Playboy magazine publisher and leader of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, died at his famed mansion Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, of natural causes. He was 91.

From left, Barbara Morrison, Gerald Wilson, Hugh Hefner
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From left, Barbara Morrison, Gerald Wilson, Hugh Hefner and Herbie Hancock at a news conference for the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on March 3, 2004.

Hugh Hefner, with two Playboy bunnies, arrives on
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Hugh Hefner, with two Playboy bunnies, arrives on the red carpet for the 2012 MusiCares' Person of the Year gala honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 10, 2012.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner at his home
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner at his home in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2003.

Hugh Hefner and Barbi Benton on the opening
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Hugh Hefner and Barbi Benton on the opening night of singer Marty Robbins' run at the Sahara in Las Vegas on May 15, 1975.

From left, Barbi Benton, Hugh Hefner and Marty
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From left, Barbi Benton, Hugh Hefner and Marty Robbins on the opening night of Robbins' run at the Sahara in Las Vegas on May 15, 1975.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner arrives for the 44th
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner arrives for the 44th annual Grammy Awards with Playboy playmate Zoe Gregory in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2002.

Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses
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Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in France on May 14, 1999.

From left, Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, his
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From left, Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, his girlfriend, actress Barbie Benton, and film director Roman Polanski arrive at Le Bourget airport with the Playboy jet Big Bunny on Aug. 21, 1970.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner talks about his
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner talks about his coming late night TV show, "Playboys Playmate Party" in Los Angeles on May 7, 1977.

Hugh Hefner dances with a friend at the
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Hugh Hefner dances with a friend at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 16, 2001.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles on April 7, 2006.

Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner giving a news
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Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner giving a news conference at Le Bourget airport in France on Aug. 21, 1970.

Hugh Hefner attends the Playboy Club London gala
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Hugh Hefner attends the Playboy Club London gala opening event in Mayfair, Central London, on June 4, 2011.

Hugh Hefner, left, and his son, Cooper Hefner,
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Hugh Hefner, left, and his son, Cooper Hefner, arrive for the 2012 MusiCares person of the year gala honoring Paul McCartney in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner with girlfriends, from
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner with girlfriends, from left, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson during an event to celebrate his 80th birthday at the Barcelona's Batllo House of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi on May 30, 2006.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, left, with his
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, left, with his likeness in wax after a ceremony at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 19, 2001.

Hugh Hefner with, from left, Holly Madison, Bridget
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Hugh Hefner with, from left, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson during the 47th Monte Carlo television Festival at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, on June 12, 2007.

Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los
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Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on April 5, 2007.

Hugh Hefner, left, and son, Cooper Hefner, attend
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Hugh Hefner, left, and son, Cooper Hefner, attend the annual Midsummer Night's Dream Party at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2014.

Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner with bunny hostess
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Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner with bunny hostess Bonnie J. Halpin at Hefner's nightclub in Chicago on June 20, 1961.

Hugh Hefner celebrates his 75th birthday with Playboy
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Hugh Hefner celebrates his 75th birthday with Playboy playmates at Studio 54 in the MGM Grand Hotel on the Las Vegas strip on March 4, 2001.

Hugh Hefner and girlfriend, Barbi Benton, center, are
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Hugh Hefner 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 March 1970.

Hugh and Crystal Harris attend the Playboy Club
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Hugh and Crystal Harris attend the Playboy Club London gala opening event in Mayfair, Central London, on June 4, 2011.

From left, Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt
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From left, Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the premiere of "The House Bunny" in Los Angeles on Aug. 20, 2008.

Hugh and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual
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Hugh and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash in Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 2014.

Hugh Hefner with two girlfriends at the Hotel
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Hugh Hefner with two girlfriends at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco on Feb. 21, 2009.

Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner and former
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Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner and former Playboy Playmate of the year and actress Pamela Anderson attend the 50th anniversary of Playboy party in Manhattan on Dec. 4, 2003.

Hugh Hefner, wearing a shirt with the covers
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Hugh Hefner, wearing a shirt with the covers of Playboy magazine, on the Esmeralda yacht during the 54th Cannes Film Festival in France, on May 12, 2001.

Hugh Hefner with Playboy bunnies at the Hard
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Hugh Hefner with Playboy bunnies at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on March 1, 2001.

Model Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner attend Playboy
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Model Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner attend Playboy magazine's annual Halloween Party at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2015.

Hugh Hefner poses at Playboy's 60th anniversary special
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Hugh Hefner poses at Playboy's 60th anniversary special event in Los Angeles on Jan. 16, 2014.

Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner attend Playboy's 2013
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Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner attend Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year luncheon honoring Raquel Pomplun at the Playboy mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., on May 9, 2013.

Hugh Hefner and Raquel Pomplun attend Playboy's 2013
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Hugh Hefner and Raquel Pomplun attend Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year luncheon in Pomplun's honor at The Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif. on May 9, 2013.

Hugh Hefner and son Cooper Hefner arrive at
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Hugh Hefner and son Cooper Hefner arrive at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute honoring Paul McCartney in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2012.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, upon arrival at London's
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, upon arrival at London's Stansted Airport, recreates a photo originally taken in the 1960s, this time with 10 of the new London bunnies, on June 2, 2011.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner arrives with fiancee
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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner arrives with fiancee Crystal Harris at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival opening night and world premiere of the newly restored "An American in Paris" in Hollywood, Calif., on April 28, 2011.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris arrive at the
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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris arrive at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., in April 2010.

Hugh Hefner arrives with girlfriends Kristina and Karissa
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Hugh Hefner arrives with girlfriends Kristina and Karissa Shannon, left, and Crystal Harris -- all stars of the E! show "The Girls Next Door" -- at the 2009 Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, 2009.

Hugh Hefner with sisters Nicky Hilton, left, and
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Hugh Hefner with sisters Nicky Hilton, left, and Paris Hilton during Playboy's annual Halloween party in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2007.

Hugh Hefner celebrates his 80th birthday with girlfriends
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Hugh Hefner celebrates his 80th birthday with girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, left, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 25, 2006.

Hugh Hefner takes questions from the media during
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Hugh Hefner takes questions from the media during the presentation of "Playboy 50th Anniversary," a special by the A&E Network, at a hotel in the Hollywood, Calif., on July 9, 2003.

Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy playmates as they
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Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy playmates as they arrive at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2001.

Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy playmates on the
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Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy playmates on the steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès before the screening of "Entrapment" at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 14, 1999.

Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt poses with Hugh Hefner
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Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt poses with Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on May 1, 1997.

Hugh Hefner poses with wife Kimberly Hefner in
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Hugh Hefner poses with wife Kimberly Hefner in 1993.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner kisses his 2-year-old son
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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner kisses his 2-year-old son Marston Hefner during a tour of the magazine's new corporate headquarters in Chicago on Oct. 15, 1992.

Hugh Hefner in 1988.
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Hugh Hefner in 1988.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, right, gets a
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, right, gets a new Toyota car from Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 1986.

Hugh Hefner with 23-year-old September 1983 Playboy Playmate
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Hugh Hefner with 23-year-old September 1983 Playboy Playmate Barbara Edwards in 1984.

Hugh Hefner holds a copy of Playboy and
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Hugh Hefner holds a copy of Playboy and a video cassette from the then-new Playboy Channel at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 1982.

Hugh Hefner, left, poses at a fundraising event
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Hugh Hefner, left, poses at a fundraising event for the John Tracy Clinic Tennis Tournament at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on May 20, 1978. The man on the right is unidentified.

Hugh Hefner on Oct. 11, 1977.
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Hugh Hefner on Oct. 11, 1977.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with Hugh
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with Hugh Hefner during a fundraiser for Brown at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on May 22, 1976.

Hugh Hefner sits by the pool at the
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Hugh Hefner sits by the pool at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on July 31, 1975.

Hugh Hefner arrives with girlfriend Barbi Benton at
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Hugh Hefner arrives with girlfriend Barbi Benton at the 46th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 2, 1974.

Hugh Hefner is seen during a break in
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Hugh Hefner is seen during a break in the filming of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Shepperton Studios in London on Feb. 18, 1971.

Hugh Hefner aboard his private plane in 1970.
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Hugh Hefner aboard his private plane in 1970.

Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Barbi Benton arrive at
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Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Barbi Benton arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome on Aug. 5, 1969.

Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Barbi Benton are surrounded
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Hugh Hefner and girlfriend Barbi Benton are surrounded by Bunny Girls at the Playboy Club in London on Sept. 5, 1969.

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