Statement By Robert A. Iger, President And Ceo, The Walt Disney Company, On The Passing Of Art Linkletter

“Throughout Art’s 60 years in show business, he remained one of the most respected and beloved media personalities in America,” said Disney President and CEO Bob Iger. “Art had forged a great friendship with our founder Walt Disney, which led him to host Disneyland’s groundbreaking live opening day broadcast on ABC in 1955. Art had remained a good friend to the company ever since, and we honored him with the prestigious Disney Legends Award in 2005. On behalf of everyone at Disney, we are saddened by Art’s passing and extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.”