Brian Goldner Dies: Hasbro CEO & ‘Transformers’ EP Who Led Toy Giant’s Push Into Entertainment Was 58

Brian Goldner Dies: Hasbro CEO & ‘Transformers’ EP Who Led Toy Giant’s Push Into Entertainment Was 58
Brian Goldner, chief executive of Hasbro and Transformers executive producer, has died of cancer several days after taking a medical leave from the Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy and entertainment giant. He was 58.

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The transformational exec was key in expanding the company into entertainment, leading Transformers and G.I. Joe to the big screen. Under Goldner, Hasbro acquired Canada’s independent Entertainment One studio in 2019, selling off its music business.

“It is with deep and profound sadness that Hasbro announces the passing of beloved leader and longtime Chairman and CEO Brian D. Goldner,” the company said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Goldner first disclosed his cancer diagnosis in 2020, saying he had been undergoing treatment since 2014. Hasbro announced Oct. 10 that he would take an indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons.

“Since joining the company more than two decades ago, Brian has been
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