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Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton + More React to Hugh Hefner’s Death

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The celebrity world said goodbye to an American pop culture and sex icon on Friday (September 28).

On social media, stars from all corners of the industry honored the late Hugh Hefner, the iconic Playboy founder who passed away of natural causes Wednesday (September 27) at the age of 91.

A clearly shaken Pamela Anderson posted a moving video on Instagram, while other women who posed for Playboy, like Kim Kardashian, also saluted him.

But it wasn’t just the women Hef worked with who took the time to acknowledge his passing. Several other big names, from TV stars and athletes to rock stars and civil rights leaders, chimed in to note how he pushed the limits of what people considered acceptable, while other lamented the loss of a pioneer who lived an amazing life.

Below, see some of the reactions to Hef’s death:

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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