Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Producer on ‘Transformers’ Movies, Dies at 58

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Producer on ‘Transformers’ Movies, Dies at 58
Hasbro chairman and CEO Brian Goldner, who served as executive producer or producer on toy-related films such as the “Transformers” movies, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “My Little Pony: The Movie,” has died, the company announced. He was 58.

Goldner joined Hasbro in 2000 and helped the company move into the film business with titles based on toys including Battleship and Ouija board in addition to the Transformers, My Little Pony and G.I. Joe. Titles currently in development include “Monopoly,” “Clue” and “Dungeons & Dragons.”

Goldner disclosed last year that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. He stepped down from Hasbro on Sunday. “After careful consideration, I have decided to take a medical leave to focus on my health,” Goldner said in a statement Sunday. “I feel confident knowing the Company will be in the skilled hands of Rich Stoddart as Interim CEO, our highly experienced management team
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