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    Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    Sad news everyone. Roy Disney, Walt's nephew passed away. Here's the article from the LA Times:

    Roy Edward Disney dies at 79; nephew of Walt helped revive animation -- latimes.com

    We will miss you Roy! P & PD to his friends and family!
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    No! I just sent a letter and autograph request to Mr. Disney. Awful timing in my part, and on the part of his passing during the holiday season. RIP, sir.

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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    The day after the anniversary of Walt's death, too. December must be a rough month for the Disney family.

    Requiem aeternam, Roy. Thanks for fighting the good fight and continuing your father and uncle's vision.
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    Wow, prayers to the family as they deal with the loss of a loved one.
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    A big shock for the Disney community. The man who helped rebuild his uncle's empire has passed away forty-three years to the day of his uncle's passing. My condolences go out to the family.
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    Yeah, I heard about it at work. This has been an awful year for us, as we've lost a few people, on top of the numerous jobs. Do you know what really hit close to home? When two of the people who have died this year worked at my very work location.

    RIP, Roy. The Disney community grieves your passing, and our wishes go out to the family.
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    RIP Roy, you will be missed! Thanks for all that you did to bring "Disney" back to the Disney Company!
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    So sorry to hear that, prayers to his family.
    Are there any Disney's left who are afflilated with the business?
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    That is so sad, especially around the holiday season. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Mr. Disney.
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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

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    So sorry to hear that, prayers to his family.
    Are there any Disney's left who are afflilated with the business?
    Just his daughter, who is loosely affiliated through her husband, a film producer. Not sure if he's still producing, though I don't believe so.

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    Re: Roy Disney Passes Away at 79

    It's the end of an era in a way.

    I must be bad luck. I was in MK when Thurl Ravenscroft died if I recall. I was at WDW again when I got news of Roy's death that morning.

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