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Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed Sklar's death for The Associated Press. A company statement says he died Thursday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. No details were released on his cause of death.

"Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy," Sklar said in 2005, reading from a plaque at the front of the park. "That says so much about what Walt intended here," Sklar told the AP.

Sklar had roles in the development of every Disney...

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