31 January 2013 7:54 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The former ‘Girls Next Door’ star pays tribute to Hugh Hefner’s secretary on her personal blog, highlighting Mary’s legacy and the impression she left on the reality star’s life.

Sadly, Mary O’Connor died on Jan. 27, at the age of 84, in Sherman Oaks, California, after working at the Playboy mansion for more than 40 years. She acted as a “therapist” and “mom” for multiple playmates throughout the years, including Kendra Wilkinson, who is “devastated” by Mary’s passing.

“I’m devastated to hear about the passing of Mary O’Connor,” Kendra wrote on her personal blog on Jan. 30. “Some of you probably recognize her as Hef’s secretary from The Girls Next Door. But Mary was a lot more than that to those who knew her.”

Mary was “almost like a therapist” for the girls at the mansion, Kendra says. “Over the years, she helped me through a lot. »

- Christopher Rogers

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