Before he became the symbol for the single lifestyle, Hefner was married to Mildred Williams in 1949.
While Sheryln didn't have any strong opinion of Hefner before meeting him, his offscreen persona, she said, was a far cry from his public image.
She wrote: "RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner!".
"I know that God had a hand In that cause you talk about nudity and Playboy and how could it be but you don't understand where I came from and where he brought me". You will be greatly missed!
Playboy's circulation peaked in 1972 at seven million, serving as a catalyst for even bawdier publications like Hustler and Penthouse. Playboy was the first mainstream club, a non-black club that actually put on stage black comedians.
He made a decision to do something about it, starting a magazine that dispensed with much by way of clothing for the women that it featured as models.
It's the most famous party house in the world.
Hefner also advocated for such matters via his non-profit, the Playboy Foundation, which gave money to rape centers, child care facilities, and the ACLU Women's Rights Project. "He was pretty amazed with my English and refused to believe I was an Indian", she recalled. The couple divorced in 2010.
Despite being left out the will, Hugh Hefner's family insist the model and former Playmate of the Year will be taken care of.
"I would like to be remembered as somebody who has changed the world in some positive way, in a social, sexual sense, and I'd be very happy with that", Hefner once told CNN.
I'm guessing some of the longer obituaries may mention the oversized influence that Kinsey had on Hefner, but the "science!" crowd won't mention that Kinsey was a total fraud.