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Long-time Hasbro boss Brian Goldner died at the age of 58

2021-10-13T07:08:55.437Z

The head of the US toy manufacturer Hasbro, Brian Goldner, is dead. The 58-year-old had taken sick leave just two days earlier.



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Deceased Hasbro boss Goldner: at the top since 2008

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Long-time Hasbro boss Brian Goldner has died.

The 58-year-old only announced at the weekend that he would be taking time out for medical treatment.

Goldner was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.

The company did not name the cause of death on Tuesday.

Goldner has headed Hasbro since 2008.

The US group is behind the board game "Monopoly", the "Play-Doh" clay and "My Little Pony".

Goldner had also established the games company in the film business with characters like the "Transformers" robots.

The expansion helped Hasbro navigate the changing industry - kids are spending more and more time playing digital games.

The license for Disney toys for the "Star Wars" series and the "Marvel" cartoon characters was also a success.

The chief position at Hasbro was provisionally taken over by Rich Stoddart, a marketing expert and long-time member of the board of directors of the games company.

mik / dpa

Source: spiegel

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