The legendary Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. This is a shocker to many people since just 2 weeks ago, he attended the 2017 D23 event.
We first saw Marty Sklar in person during Epcot's 25th Anniversary celebration. Then later on, at another D23 event at WDW, we got to meet him in person and shook his hand and got his autograph. Then, he visited the Museum of Science and Industry here in Chicago for his book tour, and we got him to autograph his book and got a picture with him.
He was very down-to-earth. During the Epcot's anniversary event, I heard that some of our people in the group bumped into him while he was walking around Epcot, alone, with no entourage of any kind, and he was more than happy to chat with you. He's the kind of person that you just wish you have the opportunity to just sit and let him tell stories about Walt and the Disney history.
Marty, I hope that during your lifetime, people have told you what a legacy that you've left behind for many of us. I hope that they honor that window they put up for you at Disneyland's Main Street.