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 go away of absence from his CEO position, efficient instantly. Hasbro stated at the moment that Rich Stoddart, most lately the lead impartial director of Hasbros board, had been appointed as interim CEO.
The firm didn’t give a explanation for dying, however Goldner disclosed in August 2020 that he had been present process therapy for most cancers since 2014.
Goldner served because the CEO of Hasbro Inc. since 2008, and served as chairman since May 2015.
He was instrumental in remodeling Hasbro into a world play and leisure chief. Under his stewardship, Hasbro expanded past toys and video games into tv, films, digital gaming and different areas. That technique culminated with the 2019 acquisition of impartial leisure studio eOne.
Goldner additionally served on the board of ViacomCBS.
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