Stars Remember ‘True Legend’ Hugh Hefner: ‘Carpéd the Heck Out of the Diem’

Rob Lowe, Nancy Sinatra and many more pay tribute to the publishing legend, who died Wednesday at age 91

Hugh Hefner 2007 Launch Of City Nights Playboy Menswear
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Hugh Hefner left a 64-year legacy in his wake when he died Wednesday at age 91.

After changing the face of the publishing industry and launching the legendary Playboy empire, the men’s magazine founder was fondly remembered by both Hollywood stars and media mavens.

Nancy Sinatra called him: “One of the nicest men I’ve ever known. Godspeed, Hugh Hefner.”

“I had a number of great conversations and with Hugh Hefner. Was such an interesting man,” actor Rob Lowe tweeted. “True legend. What an end of an era!”

“RIP  Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people’s lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud,” former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy wrote.

“Hugh Hefner was a strong supporter of the civil rights movement. We shall never forget him. May he Rest In Peace,” Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote.

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time,” his son and current Playboy Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner said in a statement.

“He will be greatly missed by many, including his wife Crystal, my sister Christie and my brothers David and Marston, and all of us at Playboy Enterprises,” he added.