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On Wednesday, the news broke that Hugh Hefner had died of natural causes at the age of 91, and celebrities and notable figures poured out their remembrances for the Playboy founder.

Among those remembers Hefner and his contributions was the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who specifically thanked Hefner for his civil rights worked, writing on Twitter, “Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him. May he Rest In Peace.”

His son, Cooper Hefner, also released a statement confirming his death in which he called his father a “media and cultural pioneer” who had fought for civil rights, free speech, and sexual freedom.

 

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