Toys 'R' Us' Founder Has Died

Charles Lazarus, the founder of retail chain Toys 'R' Us, has died at the age of 94. His death comes just a week after the company announced its plans to close its US and UK stores.

Borin in 1923, Lazarus founded Toys 'R' Us in 1948, and was the company's CEO until 1994. He remained chairman until 1998.

In addition to founding the company, Lazarus was responsible for two of its most iconic representations: the backwards "R" in the logo, and the company's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe.

Lazarus died in Manhattan, Bloomberg reports


Comments

    I remember loving Toy'R'Us in Belconnen over two decades ago, good times.

    I played so much Sonic on the store Mega Drive at that very store. Never bought one though - I was probably part of the problem!

    Toys Are Us the most magical place on earth or a facade like Bethesda's Fallout 4 full of disappointment & broken dreams with no coffee.

    :( Wow honestly the poor man passes away a week after learning his life's work is being shut down. that's kinda messed up.

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