The Internet apparently tried to claim the life of another celebrity last night, as social media reports circulated that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had died.
The 85-year-old cleared up the gossip on his Twitter account, writing, “The rumors of my death are, as Mark Twain observed in a similar situation, greatly exaggerated. I'm very much alive & kicking.”
And to prove how much alive, he added, “I'm lying in bed next to [my girlfriend] Shera with a big smile on my face, reading tweets about my unexpected demise.”
A lot of the tweets were sent by confused users, like @WolfesMother: “Weird rumour doing the rounds...Hugh Hefner has gone to the big mansion in the sky?! Prob just a rumour, cause he's immortal right?!”
Tuesday morning, Hef’s name was a trending topic on Twitter, but it was thanks to users trying to explain that the famed bachelor hasn’t departed yet. Wrote @nattymichelle: “Confession: I felt sad that Hugh Hefner died until I realized it was a hoax. Not nice, Twitterers!”
Perhaps the reports started because someone was concerned heartbreak would do Hef in, seeing that he went through a very public breakup with his former fiancee Crystal Harris in June. But any concern seems to be unwarranted - not only does he have a few new girlfriends, but he's also looking forward to Lifetime's special about his wedding-that-almost-was.
"The guys & I watched an early edit of 'Hef's Runaway Bride' tonight," he wrote after confirming he's still alive. "The fans are going to love it."
i was devostated when i herd that Hugh had passed, i would love to meet the handsom man in person!!! stupid HOAKS
H, I am ur biggest and soon thinest fan. You make life seem worth living.
SOME DAY BY DOMINION WAS STOLEN BY SOME DARK MAN TALKING ABOUT
HIM BEING CROWNED WHEN WE CHECKED HE LIED, AND ASKED TO BOTHER PEOPLE
BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE WAS SOMEBODY OF RESPECT; NOT, HE CAUSE THE SET AND
SISTER OF MERCY'S HUSBAND TO BE NOT WELL FOR A MOMENT, UNTIL
I CAUGHT THE SYSTEM BEING INFULTRATED.
BY THE WAY LOVE YOUR FRONT COVER OF PLAYBOY
MERILYN MONROE IS GORGEOUS THOUGH LINDSAY LOHAN.
IF I ASK LIFETIME FITNESS THEY WOULD ASK, WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING?
ANYWAY, HUGH HEIFNER WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW
THE NEW THINKING WHEN IT GETS TO YOUR PRODUCTS
IS ACTUAL PAGES THAT CAN DO EDITS. MEANT TO TELL A STORY, BUT
THE ACTUAL EVENT IS WHAT THE VIEWER PERFORMANCE COULD
BE. THE FLY IS THE PERSON NICKNAME EWW, ACTUALLY?
THE CAMERAS THE CATCHERS SPEAK OF
IS THE ONE THAT CAN MAKE EDITS TO WHAT
WAS, BUT WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MEANT
AND IF NOT AND OFFENSE THEN THE HARDEST
TELLING YOU WHAT HE OR SHE SHOULD LOOK
ACTUALLY YOUR FIRST WIFE ABOUT YOUR QUESTIONS.
THEN AGAIN I DON'T GET OFFENDED AND SO.
Hugh Hefner is legend he won't die he's immortal. I don't think he has erectile dysfunction so if he don't then he wouldn't need Viagra. Hugh Hefner will be alive until the world runs out of hot babes and bombshell Blondies, rambunctiousness Redheads, and bouncy Brunettes. Haha see what I did there haha but as I was saying as long as he lives Playboy will be around for centuries after its first CEO. If the playboy mansion gets sold hey send the babes to my house haha.
I'm another huge fan of Hef's. There is an auction of Hefner memorabilia at Sotheby's, N.Y.(and online) on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. Go to http://www.thesellersplace.com/hef for complete information on the rare material that is being being offered.
Huge fan of Hugh Hefner :-) I am finishing a new fan site http://sohughhefner.com real time news, pics, videos, daily email alerts. Check it out, let me know what you think. -SoCelebrities
Hef promoted dudes like Dick Gregory, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby and the like way back in the 60's when it was risque to do so and deserves to be seen as a cultural mover and shaker.
Forget about the bimbos, the dude is a cultural icon with grande cahones.
Really guys?? honestly,if u/we all think about it we are commenting our "thoughts and beliefs" but what i really want to know is, how the heck do u "claim" to be related to Mr. HEFNER and can't spell his name??? ummmm oh-k anyways back to u sir hef, yes you're awesome and yeah ur the s#!+.. but how can I be sure you are still "alive and kicking"? i havn't seen or heard anything about u for a while until tonight when my boyfriend told me u "died" i refuse to believe it. but really dude i think u should enjoy your life with any/every one you like to be around. and yeah all these ppl might say stupid things but it only shows how simple the human mind can be but look how long you have been in the industry! u put strip clubs 2 shame man!! plz just dust ur shoulders off and continue to enjoy your life old man. you deserve it!!
glad to hear he's still alive. if youd read up on him, youd know just how much he does donate to charities...and for all you claim to be christians...what happened to ...judge not lest ye be judged?...remember jesus didnt cast any stones. hope you live a full and bountiful life hugh hefner!
to all the guys saying he needs to get a hold of himself and its wrong for these girls to like him dont tell people tha
t because when or if you ever get that old you would do the same thing for the ladies out there if you where put in the same spot 90% of you would do the same thing the other 10% would think about it but wouldn't do it because your insecure
Hef is not dead........................
Kinda looks like Bill Maher's dad...
All of you saying Hef is gonna burn for eternity after he really dies, I doubt it. Hec, Jesus is probably jealous of ol' Hef! LOL !!!
When you have to advertise that you're still alive and kicking, you're probably not.
CAN YOU IMAGINE HIM SAYING, "DARLING, I LOVE YOU...I NEVER KNEW WHAT LOVE WAS UNTIL TONIGHT."???????
Wwell at least people are happy the Hefner is still alive. Everyone wants ME to hurry up and die... :(
with talk of living to 150 years or more, he's just a little over half way there...
C'mon Hef, your magazine was supposed to be all about honesty. Hef couldn't get it up with a forklift and we all know it. Face the facts and grow old gracefully; this charade with the younger women would be comical if it wasn't so sad...
he made his fortune objectifying women and will continue to do so to the very end i'm sure. i never thought he was cute even when he was young. just a lech who got rich on stupid young beauty.
Hef is so old that he's still giving the Nazi salute.
Dude, they lost.
Act your age Mr. Hefner. That does not mean you say, "Oh me, misery me!" There are more things to life han just messing around with women. Your previous girlfriend broke off her engagement with you and on Fathers Day gave you her puppy dog. Was that not enough to tell you yo "cool down." What are the after effects of Viagra you dont know. My wife passed away many years ago and many marriage proposals came my way, which were declined politely. No messing around by me or hitting the field. Act your age Hefner, act your age. With best wishes.
I'm gonna beca playboy bunnie:)
EVERYONES' (well most everyone) talking about Hugh..... what about the quality, mentality of these young stupid women (well not materialistically stupid) that want to be his girlfriend.. how PROUD are their parents, their 20something daughter is even in the same house, let alone BED with someone 60+ years older then them.. they must be soooooooo proud... and the intelliigence of women EVERY goes down another IQ point everytime a woman is with him.. (no i'm not jealous, I could care less what an 85 year old man does with stupid women) just wondering about the women...
So Whaaat ? Is He Alive Or No? This Is Effin Confusing.
Oh gross....eewwww.....who knew you could be fitted with a Viagra intravenous drip.
Alive and kicking. For how much longer? He should try some mature ladies for a change. Mature ladies do better than the younger girls in the bedroom.
I take it you're really old and not Hef type
America is a factory cranking out wh0res...generation after generation. Hef is making $$$ on the backs of your daughters. Well done, America.
This is so stupid I'd rather read about anything,well maybe I like the break from the Kadashians'...sooo you the man Hef.
The stories his penis could tell....
I remember him before he was a virgin.
PS. LMAO!!! But still, call me OK!!
Going to that big mansion in the sky? Try the other direction. He's in for quite a shock when he takes his first breath the other side of eternity.
I'm older than most of your chicks, but way younger than you, Hef! You must give me a try! I'll run circles around your silly gilrs, cuz I am Woman!! Call Me!!
LMAO you guys are really gonna hate on Hef? Maybe a little bit jealous? Do what he does is what keeps him alive and feeling young. Givin the opportunity every one of you would do the same thing, and don't say you would not cause you would be lieing. Most people are lucky to live past 60 so he is doing something right.
Publicity maybe??? He wants people to watch his new liftime show !
Just an FYI to all u haters, I'm 38 and "very happily" married to man 27 years my senior. He doesn't need and medication or any other type of "aide" to keep this woman in her prime very happy! Some men just have it & others don't! It all depends on how they take care of themselves. And just to make it clear, he's not some rich dude, he's a working man!
...sigh#...long live Hugh Hefner
What a bunch of haters!! I don't know when it started that when anyone became a millionaire or billionaire that you HAD to donate your money to charity or any causes!! He made his money the way he wanted and now he spends it and his time the way he wants it. Just because it isn't the way you or I would spend our money or time doesn't mean there is anything wrong with it. Leave the old man alone and let him enjoy his life. It's his life and his right to do what he wants.
George burns was once asked why he didn't date girls his age. He replied "because there are no girls my age. Hef is the same way.
I can say that having worked with all 3 big 'gentleman's entertainment" magazine publishers, Hefner, Flynt and Guccione it seems that only Flynt is still devoted to his philosophy and has maintained his independence. Guccione lost it all, even his relationship with his son, before he died. Hefner is a cartoon character now, pitifully clinging to any blonde who will stand still while his daughter looks out for him. Flynt, even in a chair, is still ready for a fight.
Hefner had the most impact though, and has been the most generous when he could and will always be an icon of post war American culture. Flynt is a pretender to that position. Guccione was the artist of the three and ultimately the greatest disappointment because of it.
"I'm not dead. Just ask my great granddaughter; she's lying here next to me in bed."
I'm glad you are not dead Mr Hefner. you give hope to all us normal guys that if we can get enough money toghther we can bang hot babes like you do.
First off, you're a pathetic do uche-bag. Having said that, being rich is relative. If you go to a third world country you'll be the rich man surrounded by beautiful girls. Then after you've lived your fantasy you'll realize how quickly it gets old scr ewing bimbo v a ginas all day long. Chances are Hef is more interested in his other toys than ba nging another child.
(heavy breathing through a mask)... Bill Maher...I am your father"... (more heavy breathing through a mask).
i <3 you puffin, ohh boy i hope holly doesn't get mad ;)
Im so Happy that my great Uncle Hugh didnt die yet... I wanted to kick it with him before he passed away. I think Hugh M. Herner is the American Icon for Adult Entertainment. Anytime you think of naked ladies.. PLAYBOY is the first thing that pops up in your head. I've watched him my entire life, even before I was allowed to read or watch the material. I know that Hef has molded so many peoples lives over the past 50 years.. Carmen Electra, Jenney McCarthy, Kendra, Holly, Bridgett, Shannon Tweed, and many other ladies. He made Marilyn Monroe his first center fold and now she is a house hold name.
And what was the point of that insult?
U guys sound absurd if i was i rich i would walk around in pajamas, I wouldnt act my age and i would date girls 4x my age llol but i'm not rich, in conclusion live on Hugh. Enjoy your life to the fullest =)
UMMMM I think they're aren't any girls 4X his age!
what normal healthy attractive young woman would want to be in bed with this dinosaur, not matter if he;s hung or not. If they do what morals do they have. It be like lying next to a sun dried prune.
Hey! What have you got against prunes?
Did you ever stop to think that perhaps these women enjoy the publicity and promotion that comes with being Hef's girl of the moment? Of course you didn't, you're an imbecile..
He is not dead, he just begins to smell bad
Hugh Hefner: Will you marry me.
Girlfriend: Yes I will !!!!!!!!!
Hugh Hefners mind: Oh yesss.
Girlfriend's mind: Oh yeah!! All of his money is mine. I will just get rid of him and kill him than take all of his money than run off .
Public: Hugh Hefner killed. He died at the second day of his marriage. Yay. I mean RIP.
I'm a very beautiful man who is 85 who has many handsome wives. $1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.00 With lots of money.
When I am 85, I want to be just like him!!! No doubt!
Critics trying to take his "PLAYERS CARD" too bad they didn't accomplish anything HAHA <3 u playboy hef
Ever noticed that Hugh Hefner looks an awful lot like an older edition of Bill Maher???
The man has been dead for years, he just don't know it. He made his living by exploiting young men and women.
Here in the Palin household, we like to feast on huge platters of steaming hot road apples.
Live and let live....
MAYBE ITS TIME
Ho-Hum. Talk about a waste of oxygen.
Hugh Hefner: I'm not dead.
The Public: What?
Larry Flynt: Nothing.
Hugh Hefner: I'm not dead.
The Public: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
Larry Flynt: Yes he is.
Hugh Hefner: I'm not.
The Public: He isn't.
Larry Flynt: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
Hugh Hefner: I'm getting better.
Larry Flynt: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
The Public: Well, we can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
Hugh Hefner: I don't want to go on the cart.
Larry Flynt: Oh, don't be such a baby.
The Public: We can't take him.
Hugh Hefner: I feel fine.
Larry Flynt: Oh, do me a favor.
The Public: We can't.
Larry Flynt: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
The Public: We promised we'd move onto the next celebrity death.
Larry Flynt: Well, when's your next round?
The Public: Thursday.
Hugh Hefner: I think I'll go for a walk.
Larry Flynt: You're not fooling anyone, you know. Isn't there anything you could do?
Hugh Hefner: I feel happy. I feel happy.
I guess if anyone know what's dead on Hugh Hefner, it would be his current girl friend.
Hugh Hefner has been and sill is living his dream. He has the financial and celebrity wherewithal to make it happen. I suspect a lot of men would live pretty much the same dream if they had the wherewithal. Oh, some will say they would prefer a woman closer to their own age, but maybe that's because that's all they can realistically hope for. Hef can have almost anything he wants, and a lot more than most of the rest of us schlubs.
Trust me, Howard, you're better off.
What he DOESN'T have are dignity and respect. Those are worth far more than a mansion, a bathrobe, and a bedside fishbowl full of Viagra (as reported by more than one ex-girlfriend).
I hear you Hugh but you have to do a little more than that to convince me.
Hey Hugh! Is that rigor mortis, or are you happy to see me?
Luckiest man in the world.
He isn't dead, but he is in heaven.
Hey, Big John: It's not that he has a dong on him like a horse. It's that he has a bank account like a Hearst!
Come on everyone, sooner (probably) or later, the news will be true. No one lives forever, at least physically. Poor misquided Hugh. Not one of these girls would look at him twice if he were just some old fart of 85. The only thing these so-called girlfriends see is $$$$$$$ (and maybe a chance to get seen in the media). The idea of actually engaging in physical sport with him is totally distasteful (I'm 58 years of age and I sure as hell wouldn't want him). He's not a stupid old man though. He still has enough money to pay these young things!!!
maybe the tweets were wishful thinking
Anyone who "thinks" these girls are REAL girlfriends as so freaking gullible...........these girls are ALL paid employees of Playboy Enterprises.....that's it! They PRETEND to be girlfirends....geez, men are so stupid and buy into the stupiest things.....wishful thinking FOOLS!
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Does this mean you're without a boyfriend again?
heffer is doomed. Needs to accept Jesus in his heart. He had sinned again & again & again. He needs to accept the Lord Jesus and he will be saved. Once he does that I may have a chance at some of them hot babes!
Something tells me Hef has the ultimate free pass and a key to the VIP room, he's got some very well connected friends such as the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
I bet its good to be Hef.
I'd love to attend his summer party.
Hef is a Pimp!..I mean that it the greatest way..Do it up HEF!!
the only thing that's dead is his penis
Sounds like Monty Python: "I'm not dead, yet!"
Good for Hef!!!! Long live the icon!!!
Mr.Hefner needs to turn his heart to Jesus. He is in the twighlight of his life. He still has a chance to do so, for after his death, appointed once this man will die, and then comes the judgement. I have enough of my own sin to account for. God blessings to Mr.Hefner, if he is still open to the chance to accept.
Can't tell if trolling or just very stupid...
Jesus? I don't think he's into guys.
LifeIsShort, I could not have said it better. It sadens me to think that this man is going to spend eternity in Hell. Yes, people, Hell is a real place. Alot of people want to test the theory that Hell is not real. I for one, am not. Jesus is the way and truth and the life. Noone comes to the Father, except by Him. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Don't wait until it's too late.
If your preaching here then you are not in touch with jesus because your taking time to actually look this man up online and read about his life when you already know what he is doing so do yourself a favor and worry bout preaching to yourself because no one will listen here! Long live HEF all he is doing is chasing his dreams in the hell we already live in!
This guy is one big fat joke. If he dies im sure he'll get 72 chicks in heaven.
Not so sure about heaven with this guy.
And to prove how much alive, he added, “I'm lying in bed next to [my girlfriend] Shera with a big smile on my face, Yup this guys dead. lol Such a pedobear.^_^ lol
ole mc pervert had a farm iyya iyya oo and in that farm he had some chichs iyya iyya ooo... but for em chicks he has no d!ck iyya iyya ooo
I love the beewbs
P!mp$ & h03$!!! bawaahhahah
I was hoping he was dead. I'm very jealous of him, very very jealous. No man has the right to live that long and be happy. It's unfair.
Unfair? Not so sure... A man in a mansion full of women. Beautiful though they may be, my house has one woman in it, and it's not always a joyous occasion... Could you imagine a huge mansion with that many? Someone's always on the rag, and the amount of emotion and drama that has to go on... The grass may always seem brighter on the other side, that doesn't mean it always is...
But, yeah, I kinda envy him, too.
Well thank god he's alive! It was all over facebook and my heart stopped for a quick second...until I googled and found this. Shame on social networks!
I am a guy's guy, and love women, but Hef needs to get a clue.
He is out of control with the young girl thing. It doesn't prove he
is more of a man, than if he was with someone who was closer
to half his age, which is still a stretch. Poor guy, its sad, dementia
is a tough thing to deal with.
He seems happy, and you don't seem to have a point.
WOW jealous much!
Indeed, it is almost palpable! Tsk tsk
he seems very happy and you're NOT
But he doesn't have dementia :\
I think if you did some research about the man, his career and his beliefs, you would see that he doesn't have to do anything to prove that he is the man!
He doesnt do it cuz he's trying to prove he's more of a man. He goes out with super young hot chicks BECAUSE HE HAS THE OPTION AND CAN! Dont you think when guys like us are pushing 90 a playboy model will even fart in our direction unless we're billionaires? He's a hero because he made it so he can have 3 super hot gf's living together when he looks like Mr. Burns from the Simpson he earned that. He created an empire, a lifestyle thats bigger than him.
Hef is Peter Pan... the boy who won't grow up.
Hugh, when YOU create a wildly successful magazine and parlay it into an entertainment empire and buy a fabulous mansion near Hollywood ... then YOu will have the credibility to tell Hef or anyone like him how he or they ought to enjoy their lives. Until then, you're just a bundle of noise.
He's not trying to prove anything to anyone and you are only jealous that you will never draw women the way he does.
He is just a silly old man. The young girls go out with him to get all they can, he surely doesnt think they love him?
His comment was" I am lying in bed" that is because he finds it difficult to stand for long now LOL
Anna, you must be thirteen to write this. Of course they don't love him, and he is not looking for love, just fun and maybe companionship. This is a business deal. He gets the fun, the bunnies get lavish lifestyle and generous gifts for a while. That's all.
If he didn't have the money he has none of these young girl would look at him.
This folks is what unconcsious envy looks and sounds like...
No, he's not dead; he just looks it...
Really? He looks pretty good for 85!
I just threw up in my mouth with that thought.
Rita....................deep throat is the answer to Hef's problems....give him a call and he will help you.
He looks like he's dead. He should get out of the house more and act his age. With his money and fame he could choose a charity and support it. How about the Hugh Hefner Hospital in a tornado destroyed state?
Hef should do a spread in Hustler and show us his JimmyStick.
His jimmystick will go immediately into the Smithsonian upon his demise.
Tina.........shame on you...............you have an excessive fascination with "sticks".................have you been deprived a long time? Hopefully some "stick" will come along to resolve your bedroom problem.
This guy must have a dong on him like a horse :)
Call in Cindy Plaster Caster while there's still enough Viagra–wait–is she still alive?
You are one sad chick...
see his girlfriends taking turns on it. As long as the Viagra lasts
JUST THE THOUGHT MAKES ME VOMIT
Repent: For the wages of sin is death. You can’t tell me you haven’t thought about it, and what the hear after holds for you.
Jr. seems a little jealous
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