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04 Oct 2017

Iger pays tribute to Disney's Carrie Barnette, who died in Las Vegas shooting
BY Tom Anstey

34-year-old Carrie Barnette lived in Riverside, California, and had been working at Disney for the last decade

34-year-old Carrie Barnette lived in Riverside, California, and had been working at Disney for the last decade

Disney CEO Bob Iger has paid tribute to employee Carrie Barnette – one of the 59 people killed in this week’s Las Vegas shooting.

A cast member, who worked at Disney California Adventure in the Pacific Wharf Café, 34-year-old Barnette lived in Riverside, California, and had been working at Disney for the last decade.

“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Las Vegas – the victims of violence, the witnesses, and the friends and families mourning loved ones. We are especially heartbroken over the loss of one of our own to this unconscionable and senseless act.” said Iger in a company-wide statement to Disney employees.

“I know we have many more Disney employees impacted by this latest act of senseless violence, who were either on site or had loved ones who were. Our hearts are with each of them as they begin to process this terrifying experience.”

Iger also made a comment via Twitter, writing, “A senseless, horrific, act, and a terrible loss for so many. We mourn a wonderful member of the Disney family: Carrie Barnette. Tragic.”




A second Disney employee, Jessica Milam, was one of the more than 500 people injured during the shooting. The 23-year-old is currently recovering from a gunshot wound in a Las Vegas hospital.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Barnette’s funeral expenses.



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