Daniel Logans departure from the magazine that helped define the modern male gaze and the modern era is a loss for everyone who knew him.
The 46-year-old writer, whose memoir, “The Boys: A Life,” came out this year, had been one of the most influential voices in the history of the magazine and was credited with writing more than 50 pieces of writing for the magazine.
“It is truly sad to see Daniel’s legacy of writing and influence come to an end,” the publisher of the Playboy magazine said in a statement Monday.
The statement continued, “Daniel was one of Playboy’s most visionary and influential figures and his contributions to the magazine’s mission were a vital element in shaping our own vision of what a magazine is today.”
In a statement to The Washington Post, Playboy said, “It is our deepest wish that he remains a member of the company as we begin the next chapter of his life.
We are confident that his career and legacy will be remembered for generations to come.”
He was born in Brooklyn on March 16, 1946.
He was an accomplished young writer who had written a memoir about his experience in the military before the war.
His book, which was published in 1966, helped catapult the magazine to global prominence and earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1969.
He was a senior editor at Playboy, and his story in the magazine helped shape the notion of what it was to be a man in a male-dominated society.
His memoir was an instant hit.
The book sold over 500,000 copies and earned Logans an Academy Award nomination for best nonfiction story in 1971.
It also brought him into the limelight as the father of a young boy.
The book, like many of his work, was heavily criticized by some feminists and was a major influence on women in the workplace and politics.
His career ended in 1976 when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
In a letter to his wife, he said he felt guilty about what he had done and he was sorry for what he’d done.
The allegations were never substantiated.
“I don’t know how it’s possible for me to forgive myself and my wife for the actions that I’ve taken,” he said in the letter.
He later said in an interview with the New York Times that he was trying to get a new start and that he never intended to hurt anyone.
“At the time I was going through a very difficult time,” he told the newspaper.
“I knew I couldn’t just sit back and be an ass and do nothing.”
He then began writing more about being a father.
He also worked on the memoirs of other young men, including a memoir of his time as a Navy SEAL.
In the 1990s, he took a job at Vanity Fair, but was fired for writing an article that had sexual content.
He then began to publish the memoir, which became the subject of a movie starring Julia Roberts and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The New York Post, which owned the magazine, said in its statement that it has hired an outside attorney to review the decision.
“We are committed to a process that ensures that this important legacy of Daniel’s work is honored, and that his contributions will not be misused by anyone,” it said.