The Walt Disney Family sadly announced that Ron Miller has passed away at the age of 85. Ron Miller was the husband of Diane Disney Miller and the son-in-law of Walt Disney. Miller became president of Walt Disney Productions (now referred to as the Walt Disney Company) in 1978 and later the CEO in 1983. Ron Miller was the President of the Board of Directors at The Walt Disney Family Museum and owner of Silverado Vineyards.
Under Ron Miller’s leadership, the Walt Disney Company created Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures, and The Disney Channel.
The current CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger addressed Ron Miller’s passing saying,
“Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller. His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company and the Disney family because he was such a vital part of both, as our CEO and Walt’s son-in-law. Few people had Ron’s understanding of our history, or a deeper appreciation and respect for our company, and he shared it generously with anyone who wanted to know more. I was fortunate to have known him, and even luckier to have called him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Credit: The Walt Disney Family Museum
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