Flynt was known as an outspoken advocate of free speech.
Larry Flynt lived a fast-paced life that lacked no twists and turns. Pictured is Flynt in 2014. AOP
U.S. porn mogul Larry Flynt has died at the age of 78, several media reports. Flynt is best known as the founder of the adult entertainment magazine Hustler.
Flynt died at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. His family has confirmed the news to several media outlets. Entertainment publication TMZ says the mogul died of a heart attack.
Flynt was missed by his wife and four children.
Flynt was known as an outspoken advocate of free speech. In 1996, he was made into the biographical film Larry Flynt – I’m Right ( The People vs. Larry Flynt ), which also won Oscars. The film was directed by award-winning Miloš Forman and starring Flyntia in the film was performed by Woody Harrelson .
The film tells the story of Flynt’s legal battle, at the end of which the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution protects writers and artists who mock public figures. In the background was a parody article published in Hustler about a well-known television preacher.
Porn mogul Larry Flynt and actor Woody Harrelson on the red carpet.
Porn mogul Larry Flynt (left) and actor Woody Harrelson on the red carpet in 2008 at the premiere of The Grand. Harrelson starred in Flynt about this narrative film in 1996. Paul Buck / EPA
Born in Kentucky in 1942, Flynt lived a fast-paced life that lacked no twists and turns.
In 1978, he was paralyzed from the waist down when serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin tried to kill him.
He also said openly in public that he had bipolar disorder.
Flyn was also influential in politics. He was a Democrat in the 1990s with Bill Clinton as president. He later supported Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
He also had time to make an impact on the other side of the political field and in 1984 ran for Republican presidential candidate. Instead of a pornomogul, Republicans at the time nominated incumbent President Ronald Reagan , who eventually won the election.
In 2003, he ran for California governor and eventually finished seventh in the governorate election. Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of the election . That same year, the British men’s magazine Arena listed Flynt as the most influential man in the porn industry in the world.
She suffered the biggest loss of her life in 2014 when her daughter died in a car accident at the age of 47.