Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton Lead Celeb Tributes To Late Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner Once Said Margot Robbie Should Be a Playboy Bunny

Los Angeles's famed Playboy Mansion is about to undergo some drastic changes after Hugh Hefner's death.

In many media tributes, he was praised as an ahead-of-his time social pioneer who gave a voice to gay people and minorities long before it was the norm.

Credited with being one of the icons of the sexual revolution movement Hugh was a true embodiment of the forever young lifestyle, or as he would put it "living a grown-up version of a boy's dream".

A self-proclaimed master of marketing, Hefner's skill for self-promotion made it impossible to untangle his image from his empire.

"It's gated, guarded, walled, secluded, and hard to find, but that did not stop a parade of tourists and locals alike from coming to the Playboy mansion today in Holmby Hills to take pictures of the outside". They had two children, Christie and David.

She said that Hefner "was always supportive" as her career blossomed and she became one of the famed magazine's most high-profile alums. When she first met Hefner, he was sitting in his trademark robe, "which I found very funny", said Sherlyn. His son Cooper, the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, released a statement to honor his father's impact on the way the society perceived sexuality. You will be greatly missed!

Pamela Anderson could barely find the words to express her feelings after news broke of Hugh Hefner's death. "I was fortunate to know him as a neighbor and friend and I extend my deepest sympathies to his family".

Playboy's circulation peaked in 1972 at seven million, serving as a catalyst for even bawdier publications like Hustler and Penthouse. "He was [in] one of the bands that opened the Playboy Club, on the 6th of the sixth, [19] 66".

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

Hugh Hefner in his famous hat.

The late Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses for a photograph in this September, 2003 photo.

It's fitting, because Monroe was the first nude centerfold featured in Playboy, showing Hefner's business savvy right out of the gate. Us Weekly reports that Harris, who married Hefner in 2012, signed an "iron-clad" prenuptual agreement before their marriage that meant she would not be added to Hefner's will. The couple divorced in 2010.