Hef tweeted the sad news on Jan. 27, “Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say.”
Hef’s three infamous ex-girlfriends from Girls Next Door tweeted their sadness. Kendra also blogged a sweet obituary.
Kendra Wilkinson tweeted, “RIP Mary O’Connor. She was an amazing person who helped me through so much. But I know she’s happy with her boo Captain Bob. :)”
Holly Madison added, “Rest In Peace Mary!”
Bridget Marquardt tweeted, “Thank you for all the sweet messages. Mary O’Connor will be missed.
#RIPMary.” Bridget also spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com about her friendship with Mary.
“Mary was a confidant that you could always count on. I could vent to her, and she would listen, but even more than that she always had a solution for whatever was bothering me. Mary was instrumental at the Mansion in so many ways. I can’t even imagine what life will be like there without her.”
Mary, who was regularly featured on Girls Next Door, had been dealing with some health issues recently, according to TMZ. Hugh is taking the death “extremely hard.” Mary was “the rock” of the mansion, and TMZ is told that everyone in the house is “incredibly sad.”
Hef’s wife Crystal Hefner tweeted, “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.”
This is the worst news ever. We were certainly BIG fans of Mary. Our thoughts are with Mary’s friends and family at this very sad time. Tell us, HollywoodLifers: what was YOUR favorite memory of Mary?
WATCH: Hugh Hefner’s Secretary, Mary O’Connor, On ‘Girls Next Door’
— Chris Rogers
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