The heart-breaking story behind the Oscar acceptance speech for best animated feature film

2014-03-05 08:11
Los Angeles – A heart-breaking story lies behind the acceptance speech for best animated feature film.

Frozen’s producer Peter Del Vecho and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck gave a shout out to someone very special in their speech during the ceremony, BuzzFeed reported.

“We’d like to dedicate this to our guardian angel, that’s my son Ryder Buck. Thank you, Ryder.”

(Ryder Buck. Facebook)

In August 2012, Chris Buck’s son, Ryder, was diagnosed with Stage 4 testicular cancer.

Ryder went through chemo therapy and in April 2013 was diagnosed cancer free.

However sadly in October 2013 the 23-year-old died in a car accident. After his car broke down on the Glendale Freeway in California, Ryder was hit by two other cars.

He passed away just 24 days before Frozen hit theatres.

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