Sorry to report that Patty Disney (Roy Disney’s Ex) died today of Alzheimer’s at her home in Toluca Lake. Also sorry I don’t have a photo of her, but instead a picture (above) of the cancer hospital building, across the street from the Disney Studio lot in Burbank, which she and Roy E. helped create. She was 77.

Before her marriage to Roy Disney in 1955, she lived in New York and worked in advertising. Patty was a great friend to animation and animators, and was an ambassador for the Studio for many years. She and Roy were married for 52 years (before the divorce). A memorial website has been established. In her honor, gifts may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Southern California Chapter, attention John Seiber, or the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, attention Theresa Meyers.

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