A heart-wrenching incident took place at the Disneyland Resort, where longtime cast member Bonnye Lear tragically passed away following an accident. The 60-year-old Disneyland employee fell from a moving golf cart in the backstage area, suffering severe head injuries. Despite efforts to save her, she succumbed to her injuries on Friday.

Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort, released a heartfelt statement expressing the company’s sorrow and commitment to supporting Lear’s family and coworkers during this difficult time. “We are heartbroken by the loss of Bonnye and offer our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her,” Potrock said. “We are focused on supporting her family and our cast members through this tragic event and ensuring they have the resources they need.”

Lear’s dedication and warmth were well-known among her colleagues. Having worked at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33 restaurant for 24 years, she left an indelible mark on those around her. Many have taken to social media, echoing their grief and sharing memories of her kindness. “I used to work with Bonnye,” one former colleague tweeted. “She was quite literally the kindest human who worked at the Disneyland Resort. This is truly very sad for her family and fellow Cast at the Club.”

Details surrounding the accident reveal that Lear was seated on a rear-facing seat of a golf cart with three other passengers. The cart hit a bump at a speed of at least 20 mph, causing her to reach for the handrail, which gave way, leading to her fall. This information was shared by a cast member on Facebook and later reported by the Orange County Register.

This tragic event serves as a poignant reminder of the care and attention required in even the most routine tasks. The Disneyland community mourns the loss of a beloved member and extends its collective condolences to her grieving family.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and memories of Bonnye in the comments below. Let’s come together to support and comfort one another in this challenging time.