Tragedy struck Disneyland Resort this past week, as a cherished cast member, Bonnye Lear, tragically passed away after an accident in the backstage area. Lear, who dedicated 24 years of her life to making Disneyland a magical place, fell from a moving golf cart on Wednesday morning. Authorities responded promptly, but despite their efforts, she succumbed to her injuries on Friday.

Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, expressed heartfelt condolences in a statement: “We are heartbroken by the loss of Bonnye and offer our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her. Our focus now is on supporting her family and our cast members through this tragic event.”

Lear was an administrator at the exclusive Club 33 restaurant, beloved by her colleagues for her kindness and dedication. The Orange County Register, which reported the incident, highlighted the immense loss felt by those who worked closely with Lear.

On social media, a fellow cast member detailed the unfortunate circumstances, noting that Lear was seated on a rear-facing seat of a golf cart when the vehicle hit a bump. The handrail she grabbed gave way, causing her to fall. This tragic revelation underscores the need for revisiting safety protocols to prevent such heartbreaking incidents in the future.

As the family, friends, and colleagues navigate this difficult time, Disney ensures that all necessary resources are available to them.

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