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    Default Roy Disney Dead at 79

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/entertai...at-79-17176967

    Roy Edward Disney, KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded. At the time of death he was a shareholder (over 16 million shares or about 1%), and served as a consultant for the company and Director Emeritus for the Board of Directors. He is perhaps best known for organizing the ousting of two top Disney executives: first, Ron Miller in 1984, and then Michael Eisner in 2005.

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    did he have any kids in his two marriages to continue the disney name? thats a real shame that he passed away just as disney was starting to turn for the better(again).
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    Probably the last of the old guard. Sad to see him go after such fervent efforts to keep the integrity of the brand.


    RIP Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuBBs5150 View Post
    did he have any kids in his two marriages to continue the disney name? thats a real shame that he passed away just as disney was starting to turn for the better(again).
    More info about Walt Disney's nephew at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Edward_Disney

    As the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company, Roy Disney was often compared to uncle and his father Roy Oliver Disney. In 2006, Forbes magazine estimated his personal fortune at about USD$1.2 billion.

    Disney was well known in the sailing community. He has held several sailing speed records including the Los Angeles to Honolulu monohull time record. He set it on his boat Pyewacket in July 1999 (7 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes, 27 seconds).

    On January 19, 2007, Roy Disney (then 77 years old), filed for divorce from his wife, Patricia (then 72), citing "irreconcilable differences", according to court documents. The couple, married 52 years, had been living apart for an unspecified amount of time, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court filing. They have four adult children.

    In 2008, Roy Disney married Leslie DeMeuse, a former ESPN and current CSTV producer, and Emmy winner of various sailing documentaries. The two created the sailing documentary "TransPac—A Century Across the Pacific" in 2000, and are executive producers of the sailing documentary "Morning Light", which follows the selection and training of 18- to 23-year-old sailors on the 2007 Transpacific Yacht Race.

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    RIP Roy.....
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    sad stuff.

    Even with all the baggage that surrounds disney, I can still look at Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and the rest and really feel good. I love Disney and I love what they tried to do for the world.

    Does anyone have a link to that incredible drawing of the disney characters mourning Walt's death? I think it's just as suitable now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    Does anyone have a link to that incredible drawing of the disney characters mourning Walt's death? I think it's just as suitable now.

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    That's the one...that really brings a lump to my throat. It's such a touching and tragic drawing.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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