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It’s a sad day at the Playboy Mansion.
Hugh Hefner and his bunnies are mourning the loss of a beloved member of the Playboy family.
Hefner’s secretary, Mary O’Connor, passed away at the age of 82, yesterday.
“Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say,” Hefner tweeted.
O’Connor has made appearances on “Girl’s Next Door,” Hefner’s reality show on E!. Hugh and Mary were very close, according to US Weekly, and worked together for over 40 years.
There hasn’t been any word on what the cause of death was but Hefner tweeted last week that his wife, Crystal, was going to visit Mary in the hospital.
Sources say that Hugh Hefner is devastated over Mary’s death. Mary was the reason that Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner got back together.
“Crystal was miserable & said so. Mary told Crystal to write and tell me, which she did,” Hefner tweeted back in June; that makes the death of Mary that much more difficult for Hefner.
Others are also saddened by the news; former girlfriend of the “Playboy” mogul, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett tweeted her sympathies for the former secretary.
RIP Mary O’Connor.