Model and actress Shanna Moakler, who was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in Decemeber 2001, spoke with ET Wednesday night and said she was "heartbroken" by his passing.
"Even knowing that someone has lived an incredible and long life never prepares you for the loss… I'm just thankful for the impact he had on so many people's lives and I know he is with his brother now playing backgammon. Thank you for giving me the chance to share what a special man he was," Moakler shared. "My heart goes out to the entire Playboy family, his immediate family and all the women whose lives he empowered. Iconic, kind and a true gentleman is how I will always remember him. Thank you for all the memories, Mr. Hefner."