Pamela Anderson Tearfully Says 'Goodbye' to Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner
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"I am me because of you," the "Baywatch" star writes in lengthy and emotional tribute.

Pamela Anderson tearfully mourned the death of Hugh Hefner Thursday morning just hours after it was confirmed that the 91-year-old passed away.

The 50-year-old actress and model, who posed for the cover of Playboy magazine 14 times -- including the final issue that portrays fully nude women in 2016 -- posted a black and white video of herself wiping away her makeup smudging tears and whispering, "Goodbye Hef."

The video also included a lengthy tribute to who she refers to as the "most important person in my life."

"I have so many thoughts, I have no brain right now to edit," she wrote. "I am me because of you. You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family. You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life... People tell me all the time That I was your favorite... I'm in such deep shock."

Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life... People tell me all the time That I was your favorite... I'm in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn't want me to see. You couldn't hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me - with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I'm falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It's raining in Paris now. I'm by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say - Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I'm proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men - Enjoy ... (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved - You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. ... "It's movie time" You loved my boys ... You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef ... Your Pamela 💋

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Anderson explained the last time she saw Hefner, he has so "old" that he was using a walker since his back wasn't in good shape. She then reflected upon that moment when he later showed her a piece of paper that he kept in his pocket with her name and a heart around it because she used to "embody the spirit [he] fantasized about."

"Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself," she wrote. "Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said."

The "Baywatch" star also posted a black and white photo of Hefner kissing her on the cheek.

Hefner passed away Wednesday of natural causes. He was 91.

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