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The Playboy founder and lifelong ladies’ man Hugh Hefner died of natural causes on Wednesday at age 91.
He left behind the Playboy empire, a 31-year-old wife, and four kids (one daughter and three sons).
His children come from his two previous marriages. One child has managed to stay out of the spotlight, one is following in his father’s footsteps, one has used her resources to do charitable work, and one wrote a book about zombies.
But exactly who are Hefner’s children, the people responsible for carrying on his legacy?
Here’s what Hefner’s kids are up to today.
Cooper Hefner — 26 years old
Cooper Hefner, the youngest of Hugh’s children, has achieved quite a lot by age 26. He is the chief creative officer or Playboy Enterprises, the founder and former CEO of the upstart media company Hop, and a member of the California State Military Reserve.
Cooper’s mother is Kimberly Conrad, Hugh’s second wife who’s a former “Playmate of the Year.” Conrad and Hugh divorced in 2010 after being separated for 11 years.
Cooper confirmed his father’s death with a statement to People on behalf of the company:
“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history. He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises.”
He grew up at the Playboy Mansion, and you can follow his lavish lifestyle on Instagram.
Marston Hefner — 27 years old
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The backgammon crew for years and years and years pic.twitter.com/AmfGsKduv1
— Marston Hefner (@MarstonGHefner) July 15, 2017
Marston, the first child of Hugh and Conrad, is Cooper’s older brother. For the first eight years of his life, he lived in the Playboy Mansion. He has gotten into a bit more trouble than Cooper, though.
In 2012, Marston was arrested on suspicion of attacking his girlfriend, Claire Sinclair, a Playboy Playmate. He was sentenced to one year in a domestic-violence program. The court also ordered him to stay away from Sinclair for three years.
Marston has an unverified Twitter account with about 21,000 followers. His bio says he’s a “writer and gamer.” He writes under the name Marston Glenn and apparently wrote a book about zombies, called “Bleed.”
David Hefner — 62 years old
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David is Hugh’s eldest son and the second child from Hugh’s first marriage, to Mildred Williams. Mildred and Hugh married in in 1949 and were divorced in 1959.
David has mostly stayed out of the spotlight and away from the Playboy brand. It’s unknown what David does – some reports have said he owns a computer-consulting company, and others have said he is a computer-graphics specialist for independent films.
In 2012, Hugh tweeted a photo with David, which has since been deleted.
With my son David Hefner before dinner http://t.co/B0uJ3TmK
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) November 23, 2012
Christie Hefner — 64 years old
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Christie is Hugh’s oldest child and David’s older sister. Her mother is Williams, Hugh’s first wife.
Christie, like her half-brother Cooper, was very involved in the family business. She worked at Playboy for over 30 years and served as its CEO for 20. Christie started at the company in 1975, becoming president of Playboy Enterprises in 1982 and CEO in 1988.
She stepped down in 2009, saying the election of President Barack Obama inspired her to do more charitable work.
She established the Hugh M. First Amendment Award and helped raise $30 million for CORE Chicago, the first outpatient facility for AIDS. She has delivered various talks on criminal justice and prevention of drug abuse, and she has been named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World multiple times.