Diane Disney Miller, daughter of renowned animator Walt Disney, died on Tuesday at the age of 79 as a result of complications from a fall she suffered in September. She is survived by her husband Ron Miller and her seven children.

A noted philanthropist, Miller was instrumental in the construction of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, a $50 million gift to the city that was designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.

Between 1980 – 1984, Disney Miller was the chief executive of the Disney company. In addition to her involvement in her father’s business, Disney Miller also operated the¬†Silverado Vineyards Winery in Napa Valley.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time,”; said Robert Iger, the current president of the Walt Disney Company. “As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere.”;