We have sad news to report today… Ron Miller, Walt Disney’s son-in-law and the husband of Diane Disney has recently passed at the age of 85.
“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,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company.
Ron joined Disney in 1957 and has served as associate producer of such films as Bon Voyage; Summer Magic; Moon Pilot; and A Tiger Walks. He became co-producer with Walt Disney on such films as The Monkey’s Uncle; That Darn Cat!; Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN; and Monkeys, Go Home! His first full producer credit was on Never a Dull Moment.
He was president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1978 to 1984 and was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
Ron’s death was reported by John Canemaker on Facebook last night.
Miller introduced many of the projects we enjoy today such as Epcot Center, Tokyo Disneyland, Touchstone Pictures, and even the Disney Channel!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.