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Hollywood pays tribute to 'revolutionary' Hugh Hefner

Hollywood pays tribute to 'revolutionary' Hugh Hefner

People tell me all the time That I was your favorite.

Via Twitter, Marquardt posted a picture of her and Hef in better times, writing, "So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and incredible experiences #RIPHef #Playboy".

The mogul, who is said to have bedded 2,000 women and famously still had several live-in girlfriends at the time of his death, credited Viagra for helping him satisfy his sexual appetite. Sharing a sweet photo of the pair, she wrote, "So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and unbelievable experiences #RIPHef #Playboy".

"Hugh Hefner put me in Playboy & ignited my career". "That I embody the spirit you fantasized about".

In a long accompanying caption, she calls Hefner the most important person in her life outside of her family. "That gives me great satisfaction". "Thank you for making the world a better place". You will be greatly missed!

"Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me", she says.

Prior to sharing their text message conversation with their millions of followers, both stars took to the social media site to honor the late magazine founder. I am me because of you.

The former glamour model then went on to share photos of her previous Playboy magazine covers, where she was pictured semi-clothed on the front of the bestselling publication for men. "I will forever be grateful".

The famous 20,000-square-foot Holmby Hills estate that he inhabited for more than 40 years will soon enter a new phase under different ownership. "U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness".

Paris Hilton posted photos of the pair together, calling Hefner a "legend", "innovator", and "one of a kind". "We had enough memories and fun to last forever!"

So sad to hear the news about @HughHefner.

Playboy magazine is known for its sensuous covers and hot pictures. Conservative North Americans, of course, hated Hefner and his "sinful" way of life, not that it really stopped him.

"Hugh Hefner was a visionary in business, a giant in media, and an iconic figure of pop culture whose legacy will leave a lasting impact".