The 32-year-old Playboy model revealed to media in a statement:
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 boyfriend and girlfriend: Hugh Hefner and Kendra Wilkinson (kiss)
Earlier this year on April 9, Kendra shared a sweet post on her official Instagram account to Hugh on his 91st birthday writing on caption:
Happy birthday Hef!! Thank you for EVERYTHING. People might not understand you but that's because they've never had the chance to know you like I do. I'll celebrate you forever!!!
Check out the post.
Hugh and Kendra starred in the reality series The Girls Next Door together with Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt and show ran for six seasons from 2005 to 2010.
— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) September 28, 2017
In addition, the American-Canadian actress, Pamela Anderson posted a tearful video on Twitter after the news of Hugh Hefner's death. Check it out.
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 ??
Here's a similar post by Kim Kardashian who shared her own memories with Hugh through a tweet. Check it out.
Paris & I are reminiscing about the Playboy parties at the mansion & how much we love Hef. She’s texts me the perfect Hef emojis ??????????????????????
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
Rest In Peace Hugh Hefner!!