Playboy founder and activist Hugh Hefner passed away today at the age of 91 of natural causes. Hefner’s magazine was home of scantily clad celebs and playmates for over 60 years. The magazine also gave voice to many writers who wrote about politics, sports and more. These writers had the pleasure of interviewing stars from Muhammad Ali to Jesse Jackson. Marilyn Monroe was the magazine’s first cover girl in 1953.
Celebs took to social media to share their stories and condolences including some of his most famous covergirls.
Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life… People tell me all the time That I was your favorite… I’m in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn’t want me to see. You couldn’t hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me – with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I’m falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It’s raining in Paris now. I’m by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say – Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I’m proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men – Enjoy … (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved – You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. … “It’s movie time” You loved my boys … You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef … Your Pamela 💋
I“A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault,” Hefner Esquire. I was doing a lot of bathing suits at the time, so Playboy decided to put me in men’s suits. I was actually the only one who dressed up for #playboy not strip down. #playboycover #hughhefner #rip #endofanera