Porn mogul Larry Flynt dead at 78: US media

Los Angeles (AFP) – US porn mogul Larry Flynt, best known as the publisher of Hustler Magazine and a self-styled free-speech champion, died in Los Angeles Wednesday aged 78, according to media reports. Family members confirmed the death to the Washington Post and NBC but did not cite a specific cause. Celebrity outlet TMZ, which broke the news, said Flynt had died from heart failure.  Flynt’s representatives did not immediately respond to AFP request for confirmation. Flynt, a self-described “smut peddler with a heart,” rose from abject poverty to run a vast adult entertainment empire. He publ…

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