Daniel Gerson, ‘Big Hero 6’ Screenwriter, Dies at 49

Gerson also co-wrote “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University”

“Big Hero 6” screenwriter Daniel Gerson died on Saturday after battling brain cancer. He was 49.

According to a New York Times obituary, Gerson died peacefully in his Los Angeles home.

Before tackling the 2015 Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film, Gerson co-wrote Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University.”

Gerson, a New York native, started his career as a staff writer for the former NBC sitcom, “Something So Right,” and went on to write for several other series in the late ’90s before transitioning to writing feature films.

Gerson “expressed a unique zest for life, its big and little moments, and brought that spirit to all of his loved ones,” according to the Times.

Services will be held in Los Angeles. Donations in Daniel’s memory may be made to: Dr. Linda Liau, Brain Tumor Program at UCLA.