Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt, dies at age 79

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, has died at age 79.

Close family friend Richard Greene confirmed the news of Miller’s passing to the Los Angeles Times, saying Miller died Tuesday in her Napa, Calif., home as a result of complications of a fall in September.

Miller was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Los Angeles to Walt and Lillian Disney. She made a name for herself as a philanthropist and played a key role in the creation of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Though it was Miller’s mother, Lillian, who donated $50 million to build a new home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1987, it was Miller who insisted that a portion of her mother’s donation be used to hire architect Frank Gehry in 1997.

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