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X. Atencio Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by epcot82fan, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. epcot82fan

    epcot82fan EPCOT Center Purist

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    Just read on another site that X. Atencio has passed away. Truly a sad year for WDI. :(
     
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    Rteetz Well-Known Member

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    A very bad year indeed.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen, the Haunted Mansion is now full. :(
     
  5. Andrew C

    Andrew C I'll admit though, is my shirt in there? Premium Member

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    Just heard. :(

    Legend.
     
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    Princess Leia Well-Known Member

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    :(:cry::( My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Someone put a protective watch order on the other Imagineers of that era.
     
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    DisneyExpert Well-Known Member

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    I'm so incredibly saddened by this news. RIP X, you were truly an incomparable legend.

    It's definitely been a rough year in regards to losing the old guard.
     
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    Atencio was a truly amazing member of the Disney Family. He may be gone, but his contributions will live on forever.
     
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    who is this?
     
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    A Disney Imagineer who helped create such classics as Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion amongst others. He wrote the songs 'Grim Grinning Ghosts' and 'Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)'.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Atencio
     
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    Hugely important loss.
     
  15. durangojim

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    I thought he had already passed since I didn't hear much about him in the present as others like Marty Sklar. What an amazing talent. RIP
     
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    Thanks for sharing your talents with us, X.
     
  17. Disneydreamer23

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    thank you
     
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    Very sad day indeed. He will be missed. One good thing is that he will be able to ride the Original "Pirates of the Caribbean" in the sky. There's no "Boyscouts of the Caribbean" up there. All I can say is what an amazing songwriter, animator, and Imagineer!
     
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    Was worried about him when he didn't pop up during the Pirates 5 events. He was usually interviewed each time a new film came out. A legend that will be remembered.
     
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    Oh my.
    Another of the original old-school Imagineers passing.
    The true 1,000th happy haunt...?

    "They have all retired here to the Haunted Mansion. Actually we have 999 happy haunts here, but there's room for one thousand. Any volunteers?? If you should decide to join us, final arrangements may be made at the end of the tour."

    RIP X. Atencio.
     
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