Wednesday 20 November 2013

Diane Disney Miller, Daughter of Walt Disney, Passes Away at 79

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, has sadly passed away. The last living child of Walt, Diane devoted her life to preserving and sharing personal artefacts from her father's rich history, as well as her philanthropy. She sadly died yesterday, at age 79, following complications from a fall in September.

Disney Miller helped open The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, after previously shepherding/funding LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry. "I wanted something that would bear my father’s name, that would come from his wealth but not be commercial," she said of the project. "That would be just a wonderful thing for the city, for the spirit, for the soul. I think we achieved that."

Disney Miller with actor Art Linkletter in July 2005.

The late Disney Miller is survived by her husband/former Disney president and CEO, Ron Miller, as well as her seven children.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing," said Disney CEO Bob Iger"In our many conversations over the years, Diane’s unique and special perspective about her father only deepened my considerable appreciation for him. Diane was incredibly generous in that regard, freely sharing her personal insights and providing details that deepened our knowledge, and we remain grateful for her many valuable contributions to our efforts to preserve Disney history. She and her sister, Sharon, have long been recognized as Walt’s inspiration for Disneyland, a place he created for families to have fun together. For that reason and many others, Diane will always have a special place in our company’s legacy and in the hearts of fans.

We send our sincere condolences to the entire family and our thoughts remain with them during this difficult time."

From all of us here at A113Animation, rest in peace, Diane. Your dad would be so proud. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends at this hard time.

Via Variety.

1 comment:

  1. That's horrible D: May she rest in peace