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WE Say Goodbye to Hugh Hefner

Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner was surrounded by his family at the Playboy Mansion when he passed away Wednesday of natural causes. He was 91 years old.

American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef

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Kendra On Top‘s Kendra Wilkinson Baskett famously dated “Hef” and has remained close to him since their romantic relationship ended back in 2008. On Wednesday night, Kendra released a statement in which she credited him for making her “the person I am today.” She said,

“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.”

Throughout the past six seasons, Hef has made several cameos on Kendra On Top. WE often saw him donning his signature silk pajamas and captain’s hat while offering Kendra words of encouragement or support. It was actually Hef’s advice Kendra seemed to value most when she was going through some of the most difficult times in her life. 

Thank you Hef!

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Kendra has expressed her reverence and love for Hef countless times on the show and WE are sending her and the rest of the Playboy family our most heartfelt condolences.