Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Producer on ‘Transformers’ Movies, Dies at 58

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Brian Goldner Dead: Hasbro CEO Was 58
Brian Goldner Dead: Hasbro CEO Was 58

According to CNN, Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO, has died. He was 58 years old.

Goldner’s death occurred two days after he took medical leave. The reason for death was not divulged, even though he revealed last year that he had been battling prostate cancer since 2014.

Interim CEO Rich Stoddart stated, “Since joining Hasbro more than two decades ago, Brian has been the heart and soul of the company. Brian’s work brings joy and laughter to children and families worldwide as a charismatic and passionate leader in the play and entertainment industries.

His imaginative leadership, friendliness, and generosity made him a cherished member of the Hasbro community and an inspiration to everyone he met. We send our profound sympathies to his wife, daughter, and the entire family on behalf of the Hasbro family.”

Goldner joined Hasbro in 2000 and has served as CEO and chairman since 2008 and 2015, respectively. He was also a producer on Hasbro’s live-action “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers” movies. Hasbro acquired Entertainment One for $3.8 billion in cash in 2019, acquiring franchises such as “Peppa Pig” and “P.J. Masks.”

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“Brian’s passing is a terrible loss for Hasbro and the globe,” stated Edward M. Philip, Lead Independent Director on Hasbro’s Board of Directors. Brian was immensely recognized and respected in the business. His inspiring leadership and passion left an indelible effect on everything and everyone he touched during his almost two decades at Hasbro. His drive and ingenuity catapult Hasbro to new heights. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife, daughter, and family during this challenging time.”

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner dies, days after stepping down for health reasons
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner dies, days after stepping down for health reasons

Brian Robbins, president and CEO of Paramount and Nickelodeon, also paid tribute to Goldner on Tuesday.

“On behalf of everyone at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon, we are devastated by the news of Brian Goldner’s death and send our condolences to his family. Brian was a great collaborator and partner on numerous cherished brand titles, including ‘G.I. He was a visionary leader in Hasbro’s transformation into a global content organization for Joe’s and Transformers. “He will be sadly missed,” added Robbins.

Who is Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner (short intro)?

Full Name Brian Goldner
Nick Name Brian
Age56 years old
Race / EthnicityNot known
Sexual OrientationStraight
Place of BirthHuntington, New York, United States
Father (Dad)Norman Goldner
MotherMarjorie Goldner
Carsnot enlisted
Net Worth$1.5 Million

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