Toys ‘R’ Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94

Charles Lazarus, founder of Toys “R” Us has passed away on Thursday at the age of 94, a week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations.

Charles Lazarus

The news of his death was tweeted on Thursday by the firm.

“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, Charles Lazarus,” the company wrote.


Charles Lazarus began selling toys in 1957 in large supermarket-style shops after he returned from World War II military service.

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