'We've lost a true explorer': Stars, former Playmates react to the death of Hugh Hefner
Playboy founder, dead at 91, lauded by Kim Kardashian and Norman Lear
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, is being remembered by celebrities and former Playboy models as an "innovator" and a "revolutionary".
Here's a round-up of some of their comments:
"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.
"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.
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—@KimKardashian
RIP <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hef?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hef</a> Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people's lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud. 😓<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PMOY?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PMOY</a> 94 ❤️ <a href="https://t.co/sF9ARYgEpw">pic.twitter.com/sF9ARYgEpw</a>—@JennyMcCarthy
I had a number of great conversations and with Hugh Hefner. Was such an interesting man. True legend. What an end of an era!—@RobLowe
One of the nicest men I've ever known. Godspeed, Hugh Hefner. <a href="https://t.co/457cchqskO">pic.twitter.com/457cchqskO</a>—@NancySinatra
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. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIP</a>—@DonnaDErrico
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. <a href="https://t.co/bJ1wxoK4gR">pic.twitter.com/bJ1wxoK4gR</a>—@kingsthings
We’ve lost a true explorer, a man who had a keen sense of the future. We learned a lot from you Mr. Hefner. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HughHefner?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HughHefner</a>—@TheNormanLear
So sad to hear the news about <a href="https://twitter.com/hughhefner?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HughHefner</a>. 😢 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPHef?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPHef</a> <a href="https://t.co/IQiEYhMfvf">pic.twitter.com/IQiEYhMfvf</a>—@ParisHilton
With files from CBC News