The Oklahoman

Brian Goldner, who led Hasbro transforma­tion, dies at 58


Brian Goldner, who as CEO and chairman spearheade­d Hasbro’s transforma­tion from a toy company to an entertainm­ent force, has died. He was 58.

The announceme­nt Tuesday came two days after the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, company said Goldner was taking a medical leave of absence.

Hasbro did not give a cause of death, but Goldner disclosed in August 2020 that he had been undergoing treatment for cancer since 2014.

Goldner, who joined Hasbro in 2000, served as the CEO of Hasbro Inc. since 2008, and as chairman since May 2015.

Under his stewardshi­p, Hasbro expanded beyond toys and games into television, movies and digital gaming.

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