Original Post: https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2021/01/01/richard-m-bates-disney-obituary/

The Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Walt Disney Company, Richard M. Bates, passed away on January 1st, 2021 at the age of 70. Bob Iger shared the news along with his sadness over his passing in a tweet. I am heartbroken by the sudden loss of longtime colleague & dear friend Richard Bates—a widely […]

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