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Brian Grazer, Don Mischer and Academy President Tom Sherak arrive for the 84th Annual Academy Awards® on February 26, 2012.



LOS ANGELES, CA – The following is a statement from the Sherak family regarding the death of former Academy President Tom Sherak.

“To the entertainment community,

With broken hearts we want to share with you the news that Tom Sherak passed away today after a long 12 year battle with prostate cancer.  He died at home surrounded by his family giving him hugs, kisses, and love.

Tom is, was, and always will be, our loving husband, daddy, papa, brother, friend, and “Go to Guy.”  He blessed this earth for 68 incredible years, and he will be missed every single day.

Tom lived his life as an open book.  He opened his heart and let the world in, and anyone who was lucky enough to know him knew first hand the power of his love.  He gave everything he had to help others, regardless of whether or not he knew them.  Tom is a true hero in our lives who has a star on the sidewalk and wings to fly.

We love him so very much.”


The service will take place at 10AM tomorrow at:
Temple Aliyah
6025 Valley Cir Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Immediately following the service, we will proceed to:
Mt. Sinai Memorial Park
6150 Mt Sinai Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063

In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of Tom's favorite charities:

  1. Tom Sherak's MS Hope Foundation
    **Please make the check to: The UCLA Foundation and in the memo section Tom Sherak's MS Hope Foundation Fund #62674O
  2. The Fulfillment Fund
    The number for the Fulfillment Fund is: (323) 939-9707
  3. Sherak Family Foundation
    Any donations for Tom Sherak's MS Hope or Sherak Family Foundation can be sent to:
    5555 Melrose Ave.
    Dressing Room Bldg 302
    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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