We are so sad and heartbroken to report that Disney screenwriter Daniel Gerson, who was a part of so many of our favorite memories, has passed away over the weekend at age 49 after battling brain cancer. A statement from his family really paid tribute to his contributions and personality in a beautiful way.
"Daniel expressed a unique zest for life, its big and little moments, and brought that spirit to all of his loved ones," the statement said. "His sense of humor was exceptional. Beyond his creative talents, what distinguished Daniel was a profound commitment to honesty, fairness and concern for the less fortunate."
We also have the story and script writer to thank for Big Hero 6, Monsters University, Up, and Inside Out. At the time of his passing, he was also reportedly working on Cars 3. We're so thankful that he shared his imagination and talents with us in such big ways.
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