Playboy announced Thursday night that founder Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91, leaving fans, friends and loved ones to share on social media their thoughts on his life.
Many have had one familiar (and cheeky) message regarding the magazine giant’s legacy: They’re thanking him for, you know, the articles.
RIP Hef. I always read it for the articles.— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) September 28, 2017
For the unfamiliar, there has long been a joke about justifying why one buys Playboy. And Playboy did indeed have great articles over the years.
At any rate, we can always count on Twitter to come through in times of sadness with a little bit of joy:
My Dad just told me that Hugh Hefner died doing what he and my Father loved doing best, reading the articles in Playboy magazine.— Ryan Fitzgerald (@FitzySA) September 28, 2017
So long, and thanks for all the articles... R.I.P. Hugh Hefner pic.twitter.com/VqQ539jAKh— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 28, 2017
Thank you Hugh Hefner for the articles— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) September 28, 2017
I thought Hugh Hefner would never die. Total legend. Playboy not only featured beautiful women but truly did have the best articles. #RIPHef— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) September 28, 2017
Reading Hugh Hefner's obituary for the articles— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 28, 2017
RIP Hugh Hefner— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) September 28, 2017
Thanks for all the great articles!!! pic.twitter.com/D62eSL7skq
I really liked him for his articles. #RIPHughHefner— elias toufexis (@EliasToufexis) September 28, 2017
I read Playboy for the articles. Seriously. https://t.co/v4EMw8GWqP— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner a revolutionary and uncompromising force... RIP. Thanks for the material. I enjoyed the articles.— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) September 28, 2017
Damn, Thanks for the great articles Hugh Hefner— The Informer (@therealinformer) September 28, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.