Hefner's longtime assistant dies

Hugh Hefner (WENN.COM file photo)

Hugh Hefner (WENN.COM file photo)

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Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner has paid tribute to his longtime assistant following her death.

The adult magazine tycoon took to his Twitter.com page on Sunday to share the sad news about Mary O’Connor, who was his secretary for more than 40 years and appeared in his reality TV show The Girls Next Door.

He tweeted:

The official cause of death was unavailable as WENN went to press.

The 86-year-old Playboy boss previously credited O’Connor with helping him reconcile with Crystal Harris after his bride-to-be called off their 2011 wedding just days before the ceremony.

Hefner previously explained, “It’s Mary O’Connor that brought Crystal Harris back. Crystal was miserable and said so. Mary told Crystal to write and tell me, which she did.”

The reunited couple exchanged vows at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on New Year’s Eve.


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