Fri, 17 May 2013 15:00:00 GMT | By ANI

'Bold and the Beautiful' producer Ron Weaver dies

Ron Weaver, the man who launched the popular television show, 'The Bold and the Beautiful', passes away.


'Bold and the Beautiful' producer Ron Weaver dies (© Getty Images)

Washington: The man behind the American television soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful', Ron Weaver, died on Thursday. He was 75.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner passed away at his home in Los Angeles.

The late producer launched the infamous soap in 1986, along with co-creators the late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.

Weaver become a senior producer and then, soon after, vice president of BBL Distribution, Inc., where he supervised international sales, operations and promotion.

He left the show in the spring this year after working on it for 27 years.

Before getting his start in the TV production, Weaver lived in New York for 20 years and worked as a photographer and an actor.

He has also produced other shows like 'Sesame Street', 'The Electric Company', '3-2-1 Contact', 'Feeling Good' and 'The Best of Families'.

After Weaver's death, current B 'n' B executive producer Bradley Bell released the statement saying: "I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Weaver. Ron was talented, a good friend to all of us, and a 26 year producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' He will be missed, will always be remembered and will forever remain in our hearts."

The renowned producer is survived by his partner of 29 years, Franko E. Weaver; daughter Jen Finkle-Weaver; son Kevin Weaver, an executive Vice President at Atlantic Records Group; and grandchildren Ella, Taji, Kyle and Davis.

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