Brian Goldner, CEO of the Hasbro toy manufacturer, died last Tuesday at 58, according to the company itself, only two days after being given temporary sick leave.
Married and father of a daughter, last year revealed that in 2014 a prostate cancer was diagnosed that was being treated since then. Only one year after starting his fight against cancer, Goldner lost Brandon's son for overdose.
After arriving at the company in 2000, Goldner became a general director in 2008 and president of the Board of Directors in 2015.
In fact, he managed to end his main rivals, including Mattel, reaching sales of 5,000 million last year.
"As a charismatic and passionate leader of the game and fun sector, Brian's work contributed joy and laughter to the children and families of the whole world," he said in a statement.
Under the baton of Goldner, the group continued to produce great classics such as plasticine play-doh, the figures my small pony and GI Joe, the monopoly or the trivial but also expanded to the field of audiovisual production, with cartoons peppa pigs and PJ Masks.Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 19:57