Pamela Anderson steps out looking somber at Balmain Spring 2018 show following Hugh Hefner's death

Marah Alindogan

A grieving Pamela Anderson was seen sitting front row at the Balmain Spring 2018 during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday.

Anderson covered her eyes with a pair sunglasses following the shocking news of "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner's death at 91 years old.

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The blonde bombshell, who skyrocketed to fame with her nude "Playboy" pictorials, had an incredibly close relationship with the business mogul and was often hailed as his "favorite" playmate.

The mother-of-two look solemn in a form-fitting tweed dress with dramatic shoulder pads and a thick belt that accentuated her teeny waist. She also donned black thigh-high boots that she paired with a small leather purse and a pair of oversized cat eye sunglasses.

In an emotional Instagram video soon after the announcement of Hugh's death on Wednesday night, the "Baywatch" star broke down in tears while paying tribute to the media mogul. Alongside the heartbreaking video, she also posted a poem about Hefner.

"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," the first part of the poem reads.

The iconic mogul died on Wednesday morning due to natural causes. An iconic name behind an even more iconic brand, Hefner was one of America's best-known businessmen, a media magnate conquering more than five decades in the publishing industry.

For more on his death, watch the video above.

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