NEW YORK: Toy and leisure firm Hasbro stated Tuesday that its CEO and chairman Brian D. Goldner has died. He was 58.
The announcement got here two days after the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, firm stated Goldner was taking a medical depart of absence from his CEO function, efficient instantly. Hasbro stated at the moment that Wealthy Stoddart, most lately the lead unbiased director of Hasbros board, had been appointed as interim CEO.
The corporate didn’t give a explanation for loss of life, however Goldner disclosed in August 2020 that he had been present process remedy for most cancers since 2014.
Goldner served because the CEO of Hasbro Inc. since 2008, and served as chairman since Could 2015.
He was instrumental in reworking Hasbro into a world play and leisure chief. Beneath his stewardship, Hasbro expanded past toys and video games into tv, motion pictures, digital gaming and different areas. That technique culminated with the 2019 acquisition of unbiased leisure studio eOne.
Goldner additionally served on the board of ViacomCBS.
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