Berry Gordy salutes 'true friend' and 'revolutionary' Hugh Hefner

Posted September 29, 2017

I asked my friends - typeset makers - House Industries to join in, and they crafted a specific font they named Chalet. "They told us that despite its global reach, Playboy was a family run type of business, and Hef as they lovingly called him, was overseeing every single decision, no matter how small".

Hefner's 79th birthday along with his girlfriends, Playboy Playmates (L-R) Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, and Holly Madison.

"So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and awesome experiences #RIPHef #Playboy", Marquardt wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself with Hefner.

"R.I.P Hugh Hefner Thank u 4 allowing me 2 share my story & 4 ur support & platform that helped my campaign 4 trans rights and visibility", Cossey wrote on Twitter.

"When I saw that skirt lengths were going down instead of up and that, instead of a celebration after World War II, we were getting repression and conservatism, I knew that wasn't progress", he said. You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. "You gave me my life", Pamela Anderson wrote in an emotional Instagram tribute. "A freer and sexier place", she continued.

The day after the passing of Playboy icon Hugh Hefner, the mother of former Playboy bunny and reality star Kendra Wilkinson talked about what he meant to her daughter and a visit he once made to San Diego.

"If it hadn't been for Hef, well, Barry and I wouldn't be here together today, because I met Barry at the Playboy Club". "He will be greatly missed by many".

The original Playboy Mansion, in Hefner's native Chicago, was more modest. Hugh was a tremendous supporter of combat sports and I'm proud to have promoted two events at his famed property.

"It's not that there was no sexism or male privilege in Playboy", she says, "There's just more to it than that". As someone who had the chance to sleep with all the women he wanted throughout his life, one might think that this freedom he encouraged so much was only for men to enjoy.

"My heart just stopped", Patti Wilkinson said.