Emmy Award-winning producer Ron Weaver died Thursday (May 9) at 75 years old. Early in his career, Weaver worked with the Children’s Television Workshop as part of the team that created shows like “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company” and “3-2-1 Contact.” He was also instrumental in launching international versions of “Sesame Street” in Latin America, according to THR.
After spending 13 years with CTW, Weaver moved on to become an associate producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 1986, before the soap opera’s launch. He stayed with the show, eventually becoming senior producer and then taking the role of vice president of the show’s distribution company, until he left this past April.
During his time with “The Bold and the Beautiful” he shared three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. He was also a writer, releasing his first novel, “Soul Mate,” in 2010.
Before making his way into show business, Weaver attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in theater arts. He then spent two years as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, before moving to New York to study acting under Lee Stragberg.
Weaver is survived by his partner Franko E. Weaver, as well as his son Kevin, daughter Jen and their children.