The Frenchman's £25million return to Marseille was confirmed on Sunday after he went on strike to force through the move.
Bilic went public on Payet's controversial stance on January 12 and claimed he would not be sold under any circumstances.
A week later that stance had softened and that Payet could go at the right price.
And now he has finally gone Bilic reckons he can afford to gloss over the controversy and just remember the good times.
He said: "It was obvious from the day I announced it openly that he would go and we wanted the best price possible of course.
Dimitri Payet sealed his return to Marseille last night
Twitter reacts as Marseille agree fee with West Ham for Dimitri Payet
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Marseille agree a fee to sign West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet
"I want to thank him for everything he did for us – he was brilliant last year. We were brilliant for him also. Now that story is finished I wish him luck and all the best in Marseille."
Many West Ham fans were hoping for Payet to apologise but that never happened.
And Bilic didn't feel he should have done either.
He said: "No, I wouldn't say that. Players are moving and I’m not going that deep into what he should say or shouldn’t.
"He went home, that was his wish and I will not forget how good he was for us – he was brilliant.
Dimitri Payet endured a rough final few months at West Ham
"I was so happy and proud with my team my staff to help him acheieve.
"What he achieved with us was a great story for West Ham, the Premier League and France and I ain't going to forget it just because he moved. I really wish him well."
Bilic has already paid Hull £10million for Hull winger Robert Snodgrass and spent £8million on Southampton defender Jose Fonte.
But he has pulled the plug on a deal for Brentford striker Scot Hogan that could have cost the Hammers £15million.
Bilic said: "He’s a good player we watched him in many games but we have good strikers now in our squad and that's the reason why I didn't want that deal."
Teenage defender Reece Oxford is going on loan to Reading but a Hammers return for Demba Ba, now at Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua will not happen because the striker is not fully recovered from a broken leg sustained in July.