FishbowlNY asked Hugh Hefner for a statement on the passing on Anna Nicole Smith. Here’s Hef’s response:
“I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole’s passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”
She appeared on four Playboy covers: March 1992, June 1993, February 1994 and again in February 2001.