Mary O’Connor, Hugh Hefner’s Longtime Secretary + Overseer of Playmates, Passes Away
Hugh Hefner‘s secretary of over 40 years, Mary O’Connor, has gone to that great Playboy Mansion in the sky. And the sassy den-mother, who saw scores of playmates bounce their man-made boobies about, will be missed by not only Hef, but by the plasticine ladies who knew her.
Hefner announced the sad news via Twitter yesterday (Jan. 27).
Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say.
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) January 28, 2013
According to Hefner, O’Connor was instrumental in reuniting him and his new wife of almost a whole month, Crystal Hefner (nee Harris), after their failed engagement in 2011. But Mary was best known for her appearances on the reality show ‘The Girls Next Door,’ in which she provided hilarious side-commentary about the goings-on in the Playboy Mansion.
And thus, O’Connor’s playmate friends tweeted their goodbyes in the traditional 21-tweet salute.
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.
— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) January 28, 2013
— Holly Madison (@hollymadison) January 28, 2013
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.
— Crystal Hefner (@CrystalHarris) January 28, 2013
Thank you for all the sweet messages. Mary O’Connor will be missed. #RIPMary
— Bridget Marquardt (@Bridget) January 28, 2013