Some sad news today – Brian Goldner, the CEO of Hasbro, has passed away at the age of 58. He had been battling cancer since 2014 and recently took a sudden leave of absence. Mr. Goldner was involved with creating the Hasbro we know today, joining in 2000 and becoming CEO by 2008, transforming the company into an entertainment focused one and reviving core brands. Under his leadership brands such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony grew, Star Wars stayed on, Power Rangers were acquired in full, and Marvel became a Hasbro cornerstone.
We’d like to thank him for keeping the brands strong and the product great. For additional information, please see the below press releases.