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Porn mogul Larry Flynt has died aged 78

The founder of “Hustler” magazine died of a heart attack Wednesday, February 10 in Los Angeles, United States.

Larry Flynt, porn mogul, founder of Hustler magazine and self-proclaimed free speech advocate, died Wednesday February 10 in Los Angeles at the age of 78 , according to US media. His brother Jimmy Flynt confirmed the death to the Washington Post , originally announced by TMZ . According to the site, Larry Flynt died of cardiac arrest.

The businessman had launched in 1974 his pornographic  magazine  Hustler , a competitor of Playboy which he considered “outdated”, with very explicit photos and a deliberately scandalous tone. He then developed his empire with other publications, studios specializing in porn movies and then websites. In 2000,  Larry Flynt  even opened a “Hustler” casino in the suburbs of Los Angeles, where he had lived for a long time.

In October 2017, the lifted old man, nailed in a gold-plated wheelchair since an assassination attempt in 1978 , had given himself a final blow by offering, on a full page in the Washington Post ,  10 million dollars to who would provide him with any information leading to the impeachment of Donald Trump . It was his “patriotic duty,” said this accustomed to polemics and trials, who had built his reputation and his fortune on provocation.

The man was used to the method: to support President Clinton entangled in the Lewinsky affair in 1998, he had obtained the heads of several elected officials compromised in sex scandals revealed in his magazine.

Jimmy Curd

Jimmy Curd is a features editor at iPress USA, where He oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business.

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