Walt Disney's daughter dead at 79

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, arrives at the opening of the the $274 million Walt...

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, arrives at the opening of the the $274 million Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in this file photo from October 23, 2003. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files)

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Movie legend Walt Disney's daughter has died at her home in California, aged 79.

Diane Disney Miller, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a recent fall.

She was the only biological daughter of Disney and his wife, Lillian. Her sister, Sharon Mae, was adopted by the couple in 1936. She died 20 years ago.

Disney's daughter was married to former Walt Disney Co. CEO Ron W. Miller, who was replaced by Michael Eisner and Frank Wells in 1984.

Paying tribute to Walt's daughter on Tuesday afternoon, current Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller, and our thoughts are with her family during his difficult time.

"As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of the Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere. She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father’s legacy, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her."


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