They say legends never die, but rumors that the legendary Playboy founder has died are swirling. Hugh Hefner is 90 years old and a player can’t play on forever.
On December 10th, Hefner’s exes Karissa and Kristina Shannon posed on Instagram that Hefner had passed away.
However, Hefner’s official Twitter seemed to contradict that claim. He tweeted that he was enjoying a movie that night with his wife, Crystal, and even included a picture of him and her.
Tonight's Mansion movie was Bogie and Bacall in "The Big Sleep." pic.twitter.com/zUpaalnYDP
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) December 10, 2016
However, the choice of movie is…ominous, to say the least. “The Big Sleep?” You could say that’s a deadly joke to make in this situation. And it’s possible that picture is an old one.
In light of the tweet, the Shannons were raked over the coals by the internet for claiming Hefner was dead, but they stuck to their guns.
Karissa Shannon implied Playboy was trying to cover up his death and said that they had yet to release a statement because they didn’t want to affect the brand. She also said that Hefner wouldn’t want people making a big deal about his death. Too late for that now.
For everyone who thinks Hef's death is a hoax since ur on my Instagram I'll share something with ya… Playboy will not release a final statement that may effect the brand! Hef did not want anyone to know his condition which I have seen him in for years now! Hef did not want to make a big deal about his death he wants to be remembered for what he has done in his life and playboy! Come up with your own conclusions I don't care but be respectful to me and my relationship with him and the playboy family!
Kristina also posted a video of Hefner to “prove” his condition was pretty bad and he’s been on death’s door for a while. Unsurprisingly, a lot of commenters find this to be pretty disrespectful. If Hefner’s really dead, these ladies would probably be better served waiting for the truth to come out rather than making more posts.
Here's a little snippet of the condition he has been in for the past few years which we shouldn't have to share with anybody! This was the last movie night we had with Hef! We have gone through a lot of changes the past couple years between our mothers death and Hefs condition We have gained weight and have been going through a very deep depression! Hef and playboy is the only family we have had for the past 10 years!! We are tired of the negative comments and judgment! Before you comment on our lives and our relationships make sure you're perfect! 👯
Meanwhile, Hefner’s account posted another tweet on December 11th:
Tonight's Mansion movie is "La La Land." pic.twitter.com/2NhYVe40Zh
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) December 12, 2016
Either the Shannons are wrong about Hefner being dead, they’re right and Playboy is covering it up….or Hefner is tweeting from beyond the grave. What do you think the truth is?