Hugh Hefner started having serious back issues about 2 years ago, and it was all downhill from there as far as his health.
According to TMZ, Hefner already had back problems in his late 80s, but it got much worse when he got an infection. it was so debilitating for Hugh, he could barely walk without assistance and was bedridden soon after.
That’s when his public appearances became extremely rare, one of his last was at the Mansion in May 2016 to announce Playmate of the Year,Eugene Washington.
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago … our sources say Hef caught a bug, and it weakened his condition, his immune system simply couldn’t fight. It was a mild illness, but family and friends knew it would probably be too much for him.
Hugh was surrounded by loved ones when he died, his sons Marston and Cooper, his daughter Christie and 2nd wife, Kimberly Conrad.