The man who made Anna Nicole Smith a covergirl has commented on her death. Playboy creator Hugh Hefner released the following statement.
"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."
Hugh's company Playboy has released the following statement:
The entire Playboy family is saddened to learn of Anna Nicole Smith’s untimely passing this afternoon.
Anna was our 1993 Playmate of the Year, and also a wonderful ambassador to our readers. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her friends and family.