Hugh Hefner, who made Playboy into a multimillion-dollar adult magazine and entertainment empire in Lothario lifestyle of lavish parties and beautiful women, died on Wednesday at home, the iconic Playboy Mansion in Hollywood, Playboy Enterprises Inc. said. He was 91. this was reported by NBC News.
Hefner's magazine brought female nudity out of bachelor parties and into living rooms, and it played a leading role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s. His tinseled soirées at his exclusive Los Angeles pad became the stuff of legend, filled with celebrity friends and scantily clad models. Hefner often worked the room in a red smoking jacket with a pipe hanging from his mouth.
"In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life," he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011.
As it was reported earlier Oleg Popov, the famous Soviet and Russian clown, died during the tour in Rostov-on-Don. He was 87, and despite old age, he felt fine; nothing seemed to be out of order.