Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, passed away at the age of 91:
RIP to Hugh Hefner, the original defender of the first amendment and boobs.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 28, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2017
According to a Instagram post by actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson, Hefner was using a walker the last time she saw him and he was having trouble hearing:
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 ?
A makeshift memorial outside of the Playboy Mansion:
— Emily Florez (@EmilyFlorezNBC) September 28, 2017
Celebrities from around Twitter are starting to pay tribute to the iconic magazine owner:
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) September 28, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 28, 2017
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
RIP Hugh Hefner
Thanks for all the great articles!!! pic.twitter.com/D62eSL7skq
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) September 28, 2017
Hate on @hughhefner all ya want about pornography, but he was an absolute believer in 1st Amendment. That is part of his legacy. RIP, Hef.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) September 28, 2017
I hid Playboys under my mattress. I got sick and threw up in bed once and my mom found them cleaning it up. Thanks for the mammaries Hef.
— Travon Free (@Travon) September 28, 2017
— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) September 28, 2017
"I can call you Hef, can I?"
RIP Hugh Hefner pic.twitter.com/c9muh6HJup
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) September 28, 2017
— E! News (@enews) September 28, 2017
Hefner’s final tweets asked people to help with hurricane relief in Florida and Texas:
— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) September 28, 2017
Hefner’s son was in the news a month ago vowing to remak Playboy for his generation:
The Next Hef: Hugh's 25-Year-Old Son Reveals Plan to Remake Playboy "For My Generation" https://t.co/O2ehHqxtqd
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) August 24, 2017