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Gerson, scribe of 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'Big Hero 6' dies at 49
This July 12, 2010 photo released by Disney shows Daniel Gerson. (Disney via AP)
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Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.

Gerson's family said in a statement that he died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday after battling brain cancer. Gerson was a frequent contributor for Pixar Animation, co-writing both 2001's "Monsters, Inc." and its 2013 sequel, "Monsters University."

Along with Robert L. Baird and Jordan Roberts, Gerson co-wrote Disney's Oscar-winning "Big Hero 6," an animated superhero tale. The New York-born Gerson got his start as a writer for the NBC comedy "Something So Right."

Gerson is survived by his wife, Beau Stacom, and two children.