Marty Sklar, Walt Disney’s former right-hand man, has passed away at the age of 83. The former head of Disney Imagineering had recently attended Disney’s D23 expo to chat about his favorite parts of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with other Disney Imagineering legends.
The Disney family remembered the icon.
— Disney (@Disney) July 28, 2017
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) July 28, 2017
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 28, 2017
— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) July 28, 2017
— Disneyland Today (@DisneylandToday) July 28, 2017
Users on social media remembered the Disney legend, expressing their heartfelt sadness over the loss of one of Disney’s greats.
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) July 28, 2017
— Walt Disney Museum (@WDFMuseum) July 28, 2017
Celebrating the 54-year creative life and inspiration of Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar. We will miss you, Marty.
— Bob Weis (@BobWeis) July 28, 2017
Imagine dedicating your life to bringing joy to millions.
Marty Sklar dreamed it. And he did it. pic.twitter.com/yDzt7MgBSx
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) July 28, 2017
Can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said about the true greatness and genius of Marty Sklar. Truly a giant that will be missed. #RIP
— Disney Dude (@DisneyDude3) July 28, 2017
Thank you Marty Sklar for 54 years of creating the Magic. You left us but your spirit will live on forever in everything you…