1. Walt Disney
Walt Disney was one of the first of the famous to express interest in cryogenically freezing his body after death. It was said by Bob Nelson, in an interview with Los Angeles Times, that Disney had expressed interest in it numerous times. He asked questions in great detail, though he failed to commit. His body was cremated but rumors from die-hard Disney fans and the internet swarmed with wonder for years. Due to his bad habit of smoking about three packs of cigarettes a day (don’t worry, he hid it from the children), Disney passed away on December 15th, 1966 from lung cancer that had spread. This was a mere two weeks before the first man was frozen. Way to miss out, Walt!
Walt Disney's legacy
Everyone recognizes the name Walt Disney. He was best known as an American producer, who brought many of our favorite animated classics to life. Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, and spent most of his childhood in Missouri. His brother got him a job in 1919 at the Pesmen Rubin Art Studio and met a cartoonist, which brought him to the path of finding one of the most successful production companies in America. Him and his brother, Roy, relocated in to California and founded the Disney Brothers' Studio where he first developed Mickey Mouse, who came to life in Plane Crazy, The Gallopin' Gacho, and Steamboat Willie. During his lifetime, he founded both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and also won 22 Academy Awards.
Unfortunately, Walt Disney died a few years from lung cancer after Disneyland opened and it was his brother, Roy, who carried his plans to open Walt Disney World in Florida. But, since his death, Disney carried out his legacy by making both parks a magical place for families.
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