Ruthie Tompson Death – Obituary: Disney Legend, animator and trailblazer Ruthie Tompson has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 111 on 11th October 2021.
Ruthie dedicated 40 years to The Walt Disney Company, working on nearly every Disney animated feature through The Rescuers (1977) her art credits include “The Aristocats,” “The Rescuers,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Dumbo,” “Mary Poppins,” and many more.
She started working in animation when she was just 18, and worked at Disney Animation from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ to ‘Bernardo and Bianca’.
InsideEko is yet to confirm Ruthie Tompson’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Tompson much hurt. In that mourning spirit, concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family
Tributes To Ruthie Tompson
Across social media users’ timelines are statements that show respect, admiration, and gratitude towards Tompson as people mourn the passing.
RIP Ruthie Tompson, a Disney Legend, animator and trailblazer. Tompson contributed to numerous Disney animated films during her 40 years with the company, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Dumbo and The Rescuers. She was 111.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson at the age of 111. Ruthie dedicated 40 years to The Walt Disney Company, working on nearly every Disney animated feature through The Rescuers (1977). Ruthie will be dearly missed.
For those unaware, Ruthie Tompson lived to be 110 years old and had been working with Walt Disney since the Alice Comedies which predate Mickey Mouse up until the late 70s. She is most likely the last person to have any involvement in the earliest days of the Disney company
RIP Ruthie Thompson…a true animation legend. Her contributions to Disney—from Snow White to The Rescuers—remain beloved classics to this day. While we will miss her smile & wonderful sense of humor, her exceptional work & pioneering spirit will forever inspire us.
Sadly, received word early this morning that our dear Ruthie Tompson has passed – 111 years young! An ‘official’ announcement if forthcoming. A legend within animation, she was the last remaining artist to work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and a trailblazer as one of the first women invited into the Camera Union in Hollywood. I am so honored to have known her as a dear friend! Godspeed Remarkable Ruthie!
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