Larry Flynt

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Larry Flynt
Flynt at the Free Speech Coalition in Los Angeles in 2009
Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.

(1942-11-01)November 1, 1942
DiedFebruary 10, 2021(2021-02-10) (aged 78)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
  • Publisher
  • activist
  • businessman
Years active1965–2021
Mary Flynt
(m. 1961; div. 1965)

Peggy Mathis
(m. 1966; div. 1969)

Kathy Barr
(m. 1970; div. 1975)

Althea Leasure
(m. 1976; her death 1987)

Elizabeth Berrios
(m. 1998; his death 2021)
Children5 (1 deceased)

Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (November 1, 1942 – February 10, 2021) was an American publisher. He published Hustler magazine. In 1978, Flynt was shot in an assassination attempt by Joseph Paul Franklin. That left him paralyzed from the waist down. Flynt had a golden wheelchair. Franklin was executed in November 2013 by lethal injection.

Early life[change | change source]

Flynt was born on November 1, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.[1]

Marriages[change | change source]

Flynt was married several times. He was married to Mary Flynt from 1961 until they divorced in 1965. He was married to Peggy Flynt from 1966 until they divorced in 1969. He was married to Kathy Flynt from 1970 until they divorced in 1975. He was married to Althea Leasure from 1976 until her death in 1987. He was married to Elizabeth Berrios from 1998 until his death.

Health and death[change | change source]

Flynt had said that he has bipolar disorder.[2]

Flynt died from heart failure in Los Angeles on February 10, 2021, at the age of 78.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "". Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  2. Interview
  3. Ulaby, Neda (February 10, 2021). "Larry Flynt, Porn Mogul And 'Hustler' Founder, Dies At 78". NPR. Retrieved February 10, 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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