Disney's The Lion King animator Ann Sullivan dies of Coronavirus

Longtime Disney animator Ann Sullivan has died from coronavirus, according to reports.

Sullivan died at the age of 91 on Monday (13 April) due to complications with the Covid-19 virus, confirmed by Deadline.

She is best known for her work on Disney classics such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch before retiring in the early 2000s.

The filmmaker was a resident at the Motion Picture Home Facility in Woodland Hills where 13 other residents tested positive for coronavirus. Sullivan is now the third person at the home to die from the disease.

Ann Sullivan started working for Disney in the 1950s, taking a break for several years to start a family, before going back in the 1970s.

Sullivan died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) skilled-nursing facility in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, where two other people have died due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement to Yahoo MPTF said: “We called her ‘Giggles’ at MPTF. You couldn’t help but fall in love with her laugh.”


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