LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner:
— “Hef changed my life. He made me the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever.” — former Hefner girlfriend and Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson in a statement.
— “RIP #Hef Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people’s lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud.” — television personality and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy on Twitter.
— “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” — reality star Kim Kardashian on Twitter.
— “I had a number of great conversations … with Hugh Hefner. Was such an interesting man. True legend. What an end of an era!” — actor Rob Lowe on Twitter.
— “thank u for picking me and Bringing me into the magical world of Playboy ! I just can’t stop crying and I can’t imagine how many bunnies are crying for u too. U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness” — actress-model Carmen Electra on Instagram.
R.I.P. Hugh Hefner 😥 The American Icon who in 1953 introduced the world 2 Playboy mag and built the company into one of the most recognizable American Global brands in history , I am so grateful I had the opportunity to shoot many Playboy celebrity pictorials with u Hef❤️ thank u for picking me and Bringing me into the magical world of Playboy ! I just can't stop crying and I can't imagine how many bunnies are crying for u too. U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness 🙏🏼love u Hef #hughhefner #playboy #icon @playboy
— “One of the nicest men I’ve ever known. Godspeed, Hugh Hefner.” — singer Nancy Sinatra on Twitter.
— “Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights. He was a true original, and he was my friend. Rest well Hef.” — broadcaster Larry King on Twitter.
— “Hugh Hefner put me in Playboy & ignited my career. I am forever indebted, Hef. You will forever live on as an icon of epic proportions.” — actress and former Playboy model Donna D’Errico on Twitter.
— “We’ve lost a true explorer, a man who had a keen sense of the future. We learned a lot from you Mr. Hefner.” — writer-producer Norman Lear on Twitter.
— “So sad to hear the news about Hugh Hefner. He was a #Legend, innovator & one of a kind. We had so many fun & incredible memories together. I will miss him dearly.” — socialite Paris Hilton on Facebook.
— “when I did playboy he spoke words to me that affected my direction. he was a man the room would stop for when he entered” — singer Aubrey O’Day on Twitter.
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