Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Paula Abdul & More React To News Of Hugh Hefner’s Death

In the hours since it was announced that Hugh Hefner passed away last night (September 27), social media has been flooded with messages of appreciation and respect for the founder of Playboy. Countless musicians and pop icons shared kind words and reflected on his impact on their lives and culture.

The news brought longtime friends Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton together to reminisce about the legendary parties hosted at Hefner’s mansion. They flooded their accounts with emojis of Playboy Bunnies and Hugh in honor of his death. “So sad to hear the news about Hugh Hefner,” Paris tweeted in one message. “He was a #Legend, innovator & one of a kind. We had so many fun & incredible memories together. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my friend,” she added alongside some pictures.

Former cover stars including Aubrey O’Day, Jenny McCarthy and La Toya Jackson thanked the 91-year-old for the opportunity to pose for the magazine. “Loved working with him..what an honor,” the dumblonde siren wrote. McCarthy shared a similar message, thanking Hef for “being a revolutionary and changing so many people’s lives.”

Musicians including Charlie Puth, Juicy J and The Weeknd joined in to share simple messages. As did Paula Abdul who revealed that she was watching Amazon’s documentary on Hefner when she got the news. One of the most poignant messages came from Pamela Anderson. “I am me because of you,” she said in a caption alongside a tearful video. “Thank you for making the world a better place. A freer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef … Your Pamela,” she ended her messaged with a lipstick print.

See a selection of the outpouring of messages below.

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 💋

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