Great Movie Ride and Turner Classic Movies’ Robert Osborne Died at Age 84

Robert Osborne, who is a famous historian who was also a host on Turner Classic Movies and Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World, sadly passed away March 6th, 2017.  He was 84 at the time when he passed.  He is said to have been suffering with a long time illness, that finally took his life in his own home.


Turner Classic Movies General Manager Jennifer Dorian said, “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne.”  She went on to say, “Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years. He joined us as an expert on classic films and grew to be our cherished colleague and esteemed ambassador for TCM. Robert was embraced by devoted fans who saw him as a trusted expert and friend. His calming presence, gentlemanly style, encycolpedic knowledge of film history, fervent support for film preservation and highly personal interviewing style all combined to make him a truly world-class host. Robert’s contributions were fundamental in shaping TCM into what it is today and we owe him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.”

Our hearts go out to his family, friends and beloved fans during this extremely difficult time.

Photo and Source Credit:  Variety

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