On Saturday, news sources confirmed that hotel magnate and founding owner of the American Football League, Barron Hilton, passed away. According to the Associated Press, the 91-year-old died in his Los Angeles home on Thursday because of "natural causes." This weekend, Paris Hilton posted sweet messages remembering her grandfather and mentor.
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my grandfather Barron Hilton. He was a Legend, a visionary, brilliant, handsome, kind and lived a life full of accomplishment and adventure," Paris wrote in a tweet, accompanied by photos with her grandfather. "Ever since I was a little girl I have looked up to him as a businessman."
She continued in another post, "I feel so grateful to have had such an incredible mentor. I always wanted to make him proud. The last conversation we had a few days ago I told him how much of an impact he had on my life. His spirit, heart and legacy will live on in me."
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"The Hilton family mourns the loss of a remarkable man," Steven M. Hilton, Paris's uncle and chairman of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, said in a statement to AP. "He lived a life of great adventure and exceptional accomplishment."
Aside from being a successful businessman, the Hilton patriarch also gave a huge portion of his multi-billion fortune to his foundation, which donates to worthy causes such as foster youth, homelessness, safe drinking water, disaster relief and recovery, and kids with HIV/Aids.