Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter, dies

Marsaili McGrath/Getty ImagesDiane Disney Miller

Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her home in Napa, Calif. She was 79.

Her death Tuesday was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, was born Dec. 18, 1933.

She played a key role in the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, bucking city leaders who wanted to remove Gehry from the project.

She also founded the Walt Disney Family Museum, which opened in 2009 in San Francisco's Presidio, as a tribute to her family's legacy.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald, and seven children.

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