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Ron Weaver dies, leaving legacy as 'Bold and the Beautiful' producer

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Ron Weaver, a former producer for the soap opera, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” has died, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

He died in Los Angeles at the age of 75.

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Weaver was born in Mishawaka, Ind., and served in the US Air Force Reserve before he went to study under acting teacher Lee Strasberg in New York. He later started working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, holding the title of director of operations and production services for the Children’s Television Workshop, which developed such popular children’s series as “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company.”

He joined “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a CBS soap opera, as an associate producer, then was promoted to senior producer and to vice-president of BBL, Inc., the part of Bell-Philip Productions that focuses on international distribution. Bell-Philip Productions is the company that releases “Bold” episodes.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” debuted in 1987 and has featured characters who appeared on both “Bold” and “The Young and the Restless,” the other CBS soap opera co-created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell. “Bold” followed the Forrester family, who owned a fashion business.

Weaver won three Daytime Emmys for “The Bold and the Beautiful,” three years in a row from 2009 to 2011 when “Bold” received the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

The Daytime Emmy nominations for this year were recently released and Weaver is nominated again via the nod to “Bold and the Beautiful” for Outstanding Drama Series.

He had released his first novel in 2010.

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Weaver," " Bold and the Beautiful" showrunner Bradley Bell told MSN TV. "Ron was talented, a good friend to all of us, and a 26 year producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' He will be missed, will always be remembered and will forever remain in our hearts.”