Brian Goldner Obituary – Death: Brian Goldner, a longtime Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toymaker Hasbro Inc., has passed away on Tuesday, October 12, after he went on medical leave. He was 58 years old.
His death comes shortly after taking a leave of absence for cancer treatment.
R.I.P. Brian Goldner (him on the right)…you were way too young to leave this world from us…We will miss you very much.
I feel so sorry for the loss of his family now and he will now be able to see his son Brandon up there…
— 👻₴₱ØØ₭Ɏ ₲ɆØⱤ₲Ɇ👻 (@KingGeoshi64) October 13, 2021
Goldner was born on April 21, 1963. He attended Huntington High School and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he majored in politics.
Goldner joined Hasbro in 2000, where he was appointed CEO in 2008. He also served on the board of directors of ViacomCBS Inc.
Today we learned of the passing of a titan of toys, Brian Goldner, the CEO of Rhode Island’s own Hasbro. His fight was valiant and my thoughts are with his wife Barbara and his daughter Brooke, along with the colleagues whose lives he touched as a leader and mentor.
— Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos (@LGSabinaMatos) October 13, 2021
Devastated by the passing of my good friend Brian Goldner, Hasbro Chairman & CEO. My heart goes out to his wife, Barbara and his entire family. Brian was a truly inspirational leader, not only in business but in all his civic pursuits. This is tremendous loss for our state.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) October 13, 2021
RIP Brian Goldner. You really didn’t deserve to go so soon; all my condolences to your family.
Thanks for leading the holder of many beloved franchises.
— Alex Boone (@A_N_Boone) October 13, 2021