Top Stories

Charles Lazarus Dead - Toys 'R' Us Founder Dies at 94

Charles Lazarus Dead - Toys 'R' Us Founder Dies at 94

Toys “R” Us founder Charles Lazarus has sadly passed away at the age of 94, the company confirmed on Thursday (March 22).

The news comes just one week after the company announced that it will be shutting down its U.S. operations.

Charles started the company in 1948 when he was just 25 years old in anticipation of the baby boom, and remained the CEO until 1994.

“There have been many sad moments for Toys ‘R’ Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today’s news about the passing of our beloved founder. He visited us in New Jersey just last year, and we will forever be grateful for his positive energy, passion for the customer and love for children everywhere,” the company said in a statement.

Our thoughts are with Charles‘s family and friends at this difficult time.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Charles Lazarus, RIP

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Khloe Kardashian is showing off her super hot post-baby body on vacation - TMZ
  • Lili Reinhart is doing her own makeup this season on Riverdale - Just Jared Jr
  • RHONY stars Dorinda Medley & LuAnn de Lesseps haven't talked in over five months - TooFab
  • This book is keeping Omarosa's new book from the No. 1 spot on Amazon - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Lucy Hale got mistaken for these two stars at the Teen Choice Awards - Just Jared Jr
  • Utope

    Wow, how sad. First the company goes under then the owner dies. His company made a lot of kids’ dreams come true. RIP.

  • Elena Moses


    Google offers you 99 US dollars per/hr to complete some internet services online .. Do work Some only few hours and enjoy greater time with your own relatives . Any person can catch this online job!!last Sunday I purchased a great McLaren F2 after just earning $15617 this past five weeks .it’s definitly my favourite-work but you can now not forgive yourself if you don’t go to this.!yf45q:>>> http://GoogleDailyPartTimeJobs/get/pay/$97/per/hr… ♥♥♥z♥♥w♥♥♥i♥r♥♥p♥o♥v♥♥h♥♥♥j♥f♥c♥♥h♥♥k♥i♥♥♥n♥f♥♥♥u♥v♥♥e♥♥p♥♥♥k♥g♥♥e♥i♥♥p:!fg491h:gll