Roy E. Disney Passes Away

Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt Disney, has died at the age of 79.

Disney passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a battle with cancer, a spokesman for Disney's company Shamrock Holdings told the Los Angeles Times.

Born in the 1930s, the younger Disney was a writer and producer for the family business and later influenced two investor revolts, one being against Michael Eisner. Disney's father, Roy O. Disney, and his Uncle Walt founded The Walt Disney Co. in the 1920s.

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