Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 4:25 AM ET

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NAT032 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-32s. (Alex Stone) Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91. A-B-C's Alex Stone reports from Los Angeles. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC) --

NAT033 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) LONDON. x-12s. Playboy magazine's pipe-smoking, silk-pajama-wearing founder has died at the age of 91. Hugh Hefner founded Playboy magazine in 1953 and built a brand that defined the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century. When he was in London to launch a new Playboy Club in 2011, Hefner said he was amazed at how influential the magazine was. ("..imagine that.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Hefner died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night surrounded by family. --

NAT034 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) LOS ANGELES. x-09s. Playboy magazine's pipe-smoking, silk-pajama-wearing founder and sexual revolution symbol Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91. He died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night surrounded by family. Hefner told the A-P in 1994 that he'd like to be remembered as someone who changed the way we see sex. ("..a positive way.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Hefner founded Playboy magazine in 1953 and built a brand that defined the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century. --

NAT035 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) LONDON. x-12s. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died at age 91. He died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, according to a statement from Playboy. When he was in London to launch a new club in 2011, Hefner said it took confidence and money to create the magazine in 1953. ("..just one issue.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: At its peak, Playboy had more than seven-million readers, although its circulation has declined in recent years. --

NAT036 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-06s. Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. The magazine announced the 91-year-old was surrounded by his family. Famed Playmate Barbi Benton says the years she spent working with Hefner introduced her to a world she had never before experienced, growing up in northern California. ("..me like one.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The pipe-smoking hedonist revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and went on to build a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and T-V. --

NAT037 - (US-OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. The magazine announced the 91-year-old was surrounded by his family. Hefner built a business empire in media and nightclubs as he fanned the flames of the sexual revolution through the 60s and 70s. …

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