Thirteen-time “Playboy” cover model and actress Pamela Anderson shared an emotional tribute with the world on Instagram after the death of the magazine’s founder, Hugh Hefner.
Hefner died at the Playboy Mansion on Wednesday at the age of 91 due to natural causes. His death emotionally impacted Anderson, as seen in the video, because outside of family, Hefner was the “most important person” in her life, she wrote on the Instagram post.
Many other celebrities have also expressed their condolences and celebrated the long life of Hefner on social media. Anderson, however, had a particularly close relationship with him and wrote about her devastation in the lengthy Instagram post: “I will miss your everything.”
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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“You gave me my life,” Anderson went on, mentioning how supportive Hefner had been of her career and her children.
“Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself,” she wrote.
In the accompanying video, Anderson, with smudged makeup, cried and quietly said, “Goodbye Hef.”
Anderson first appeared on the cover of Playboy in 1989, and most recently headlined what was then billed as the publication’s final edition featured nude photos.
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