The news of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's death at the age of 91 broke late Wednesday night. He left a permanent legacy in the world of media and entertainment. One piece of that legacy is E! reality TV show The Girls Next Door, which debuted in 2006 and featured Hefner and three of his girlfriends, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, and Bridget Marquardt.
As of 3 a.m. EST, Marquardt had reacted to the news, sharing, "So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and amazing experiences #RIPHef #Playboy 💔":
In a statement, Wilkinson shared, "Hef changed my life. He made me the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever."
Madison has yet to post anything on their social media channels. In her 2015 memoir Down the Rabbit Hole, she disparaged her time in Hefner's company and alleged that, among other details, he hoarded mementos of his various girlfriends and played those staying in the Playboy Mansion against each other.
Among those celebs who've spoken out about Hefner's death, Kim Kardashian: