Poll: Was Hugh Hefner a 'publishing pioneer' or a 'porn peddler'?

Poll: Was Hugh Hefner a 'publishing pioneer' or a 'porn peddler'?

Hugh Hefner, founder of the sprawling Playboy business empire, has died. He died on Wednesday (local time), Playboy announced on Twitter.

He started Playboy magazine in 1953, his mother one of the first investors. It was an instant hit, the first issue selling more than 50,000 copies thanks to centrefold and cover star Marilyn Monroe.