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The businessman had launched in 1974 his pornographic  magazine  Hustler , a competitor of Playboy which he considered “outdated”, with very explicit photos and a deliberately scandalous tone.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.

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