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December 16th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Roy Edward Disney dies at 79; nephew of Walt helped revive animation

In the 1980s after establishing financial independence,
he paved the way for a new management team that brought back to life
the art form that defined Walt Disney Co.

Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit
prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives
and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died today. He was 79.

Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney's company Shamrock Holdings.
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December 18th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Hope Mr Lasseter and the Pixar folks can continue to give Disney Corp a semblance of a corporate soul, just as the late Mr Disney did.

Rest in Peace Roy Disney.