Hugh Hefner’s wife released a statement following Hef’s funeral at Westwood.
I haven’t been able to bring myself to write most people back to thank them for their condolences. I am heartbroken. I am still in disbelief. We laid him to rest Saturday. He is in the place he was always certain he wanted to spend eternity.
He was an American hero. A pioneer. A kind and humble soul who opened up his life and home to the world. I felt how much he loved me. I loved him so much. I am so grateful. He gave me life. He gave me direction. He taught me kindness. I will feel eternally grateful to have been by his side, holding his hand, and telling him how much I love him. He changed my life, he saved my life. He made me feel loved every single day. He was a beacon to the world, a force unlike anything else. There never has and never will be another Hugh M. Hefner.
Crystal and Hef got engaged on December 24, 2010, before tying the knot two years later on December 31, 2012. She is Hefner’s third wife.
According to TMZ, Hefner left Crystal $5 million. He also bought a 5,900 square foot house in her name back in 2013.