Crystal Hefner recently paid tribute to her late husband. She was married to Hugh Hefner from 2012 until he died in 2017. On the third anniversary of his death, she shared a throwback photo of the two of them. Both are smiling and wearing pink accents. She wrote, "Three years. It\u2019s hard to believe. \u2063Thank you for always being my greatest ally, teaching me the definition of kindness, and making me feel extremely important and adored for ten years. I will be forever grateful." Hugh Hefner's widow and son paid tribute to him on the third anniversary of his death When a fan asked what first attracted her to Hugh, she admitted, "The fact that he\u2019s a legend." Hugh was a legend in the Playboy community. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine and owned the infamous Playboy Mansion, which held extravagant parties. RELATED: Who Will Inherit Hugh Hefner\u2019s Fortune? Hugh had four children. His son Cooper also paid tribute to his father on the anniversary of his death. He shared a photo of the two of them at the Playboy Mansion and wrote, "We lost our father three years ago today. This will be an afternoon accompanied by Jack and Pepsi to celebrate him and our continued love. We miss and love you, Dad." RIP Hugh... we can't believe it has already been three years.