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Patty Andrews Passes Away at 94

The last living member of the Andrew Sisters passed away Wednesday at the age of 94. Many might be wondering why this is being posted on a Disney site. Everyone knows the fantastic “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “Rum and Coca Cola”,… Read More »Patty Andrews Passes Away at 94

RIP Dan Wheldon, Indianapolis 500 Champion

Besides Disney my other real fandom is that of racing, particularly open wheel racing. So as I posted early this year, I was very pleased when this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was feted at Walt Disney World with a victory parade.

It was with tremendous sadness that I learned today of Wheldon’s death in an accident at the Las Vegas race. Wheldon celebrated his 33rd birthday with his family when he visited Walt Disney World in June. Here’s a video from that day that so clearly shows his love of his family, of life, and of racing.

The 2005 IndyCar series champion, Wheldon was a class act all they way. There’s really nothing more to say than too soon, too soon. Our thoughts are with the Wheldon family and all the drivers and members of the IndyCar racing team and league.

Update: Today’s race was called after officials learned of Wheldon’s death. Instead the remaining teams and drivers held five parade laps in tribute to Wheldon. The video of this moving ceremony is below the jump:

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Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56

Many people will write better tributes to Steve than I can here. They’ll mention how he invented personal computing, built Apple from the ground up, twice, and started a revolution in computer animation by having the vision to see something special in the team at… Read More »Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56

Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP

Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97. An animator and Imagineer, Justice had a powerful influence on the formation of many Disney icons. Born 97 years ago yesterday in Dayton, Ohio Bill joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1937 as… Read More »Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP