Roy E. Disney Dies at 79

December 16, 2009

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All of your Disney Princess DVDs are probably haunted now. Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt and a key figure in some major events in the Disney company, died today at 79. The LA Times reports:

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.

The story claims death by "stomach cancer," but my gut says greedy hunters, an evil sorcerer, or a malicious woman/octopus hybrid.

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