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Tributes from all around the world are pouring in after news Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 28, 2017
Hugh, who created a publishing empire and embodied the Playboy lifestyle, died peacefully of natural causes at his Playboy Mansion, near Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
Hugh Hefner with bunnies at the Chicago Playboy Club around the time of it's opening, 1960 pic.twitter.com/7PjOyOnSa4
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) September 27, 2017
Former girlfriend of Hefner and Playboy Bunny Kendra Wilkinson revealed to ET, “Hef changed my life. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and time together.”
Kendra, who also appeared on Hugh’s reality show Girls Next Door credited Hefner with “making me the person I am today.”
RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
Tributes for the cigar jacket wearing businessman have been pouring in since the news announced. Many took to Twitter to share their memories of the publishing magnate, with Kim Kardashian reminiscing, “I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef!”
— Bridget Marquardt (@Bridget) September 28, 2017
RIP Hef. You broke the mold. #HughHefner
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 28, 2017
RIP to an icon and media mogul. Your contributions to the world are everlasting. #hughhefner
— Richard Ray Rawlings (@RRRawlings) September 28, 2017
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) September 28, 2017
Hefner is survived by his third wife, 31-year-old Crystal Harris, and his children from previous marriages – a daughter, Christie; and sons, Cooper, Marston and David.