Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner Announces Death Of Secretary Mary O’Connor

It’s a sad time for everyone at the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner has announced the death of his longtime secretary, Mary O’Connor.

“Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say,” the Playboy mogul tweeted on Sunday.

The cause of death is unknown, but TMZ reports O’Connor’s health had been failing in recent months. Insiders says Hefner, 86, is taking her death “extremely hard.” No other details were immediately available.

O’Connor was a fixture of the Playboy mansion. She served as Hefner’s secretary for more than 40 years and also acted as a “housemother” to his girlfriends. O’Connor appeared on the Playboy reality show, The Girls Next Door.

Hefner’s new wife and his former girlfriends paid tribute to O’Connor on Twitter.

“Hef’s long time secretary & my dear friend Mary O’Connor has passed away. It’s a very sad day here at the Playboy Mansion. We love you Mary,” Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris wrote.

Former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson tweeted, “RIP Mary O’Connor. She was an amazing person who helped me through so much.”

“Mary O’Connor will be missed. #RIPMary,” Wilkinson’s co-star Bridget Marquardt wrote.

“Rest In Peace Mary,” Holly Madison added.

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Hugh Hefner Marries on New Year’s Eve

Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has married his girlfriend Crystal Harris.

The 86-year-old publishing tycoon and 26-year-old Harris exchanged vows at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on Monday.

The excited bride kept fans updated about her big day with posts on Twitter.com; in one she wrote, “Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed.”

She also uploaded a picture of staffers setting up the altar, alongside a caption which read, “The mansion is looking beautiful #weddingbells”.

Hefner and Harris were originally set to walk down the aisle last year, but the model-turned-lingerie store owner got cold feet and called off the wedding. They reconciled in May and Hefner proposed again earlier this month, announcing he was planning to ring in 2013 as a married man.

This is his third marriage – he was married to Mildred Williams from 1949 to 1959, and he wed Kimberley Conrad in 1989. The couple divorced in 2010.