Former Playboy models Pamela Anderson, Shannon Tweed pay tribute to Hugh Hefner
Howard Alexander - News Editor
Pamela Anderson arrives at the U.S. Premiere of "Baywatch" at Lummus Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. Canadian Playboy models Pamela Anderson and Shannon Tweed are paying tribute to the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner today.
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September 28, 2017 - 8:46 AM
Canadian Playboy models Pamela Anderson and Shannon Tweed are paying tribute to the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner today.
The legendary media mogul died Wednesday night at the age of 91.
In a black-and-white Instagram video, Anderson wipes her eyes and tearfully says goodbye. Her makeup is smudged around her eyes and she appears to have been crying.
In a long accompanying caption, she calls Hefner the most important person in her life outside of her family.
Tweed posted a photo on Instagram of a younger Hefner smoking a pipe, where she simply wrote that he changed the world.
Anderson rose to fame after being the magazine's Playmate of the Month in 1990. She went on to appear in Playboy several times. St. John's, N.L., native Tweed was Playmate of the Year in 1982 and briefly dated Hefner before meeting long-time partner and Kiss frontman Gene Simmons.
In Anderson's emotional tribute, she recalls that Hefner was using a walker the last time she saw him.
The B.C. native writes that she was frequently told she was his favourite Playboy bunny.
"You said the magazine was about a girl like me," she says. "That I embody the spirit you fantasized about."
She goes on to credit him for her success and happiness.
"Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me," she says.
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