Pamela Anderson breaks down in tears as she reacts to Hugh Hefner's death: 'Goodbye Hef'

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Pamela Anderson had an extremely emotional reaction to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's death on Wednesday night.

In a black-and-white selfie video that Anderson shared on Instagram, the only words that she's able to utter are "goodbye Hef." The 50-year-old Playboy cover star wipes away tears in the video as mascara runs down her face. Though she wasn't able to say much out loud, she did pour her heart out in the post's lengthy caption.

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"I have so many thoughts," she began. "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 life," Anderson continued. "People tell me all the time that I was your favorite."

The 14-time Playboy cover model described the "deep shock" that she was feeling after news broke that Hefner had died at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes at the age of 91, saying that his "back hurt [him] so much."

"Last time I saw you You were using a walker," she remembered. "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."

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She went on to thank Hefner for believing in her, accepting her and encouraging her to be her true self.

"You said the magazine was about a girl like me," she wrote. "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..."

After thanking him for being "always there" for her and her sons, Anderson thanked him for his impact on society.

"Thank you for making the world a better place," she finished. "A [freer] and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous and so much fun. Goodbye Hef ... Your Pamela."

Before sharing the emotional clip and dedication, Anderson had shared a black-and-white photo of Hefner kissing her cheek without a caption.

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