I am very sad to announce the passing of my close friend, business partner and co-owner of The Second City, Len Stuart. He died peacefully while surrounded by his family and friends after a short illness. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Len has been the co-chairman and co-owner of The Second City Inc. since 1978. Over the course of four decades, Len has helped support the company through many defining challenges, including the most critical initial financing of the first seven episodes of SCTV. 185 episodes later, SCTV went on to become a seminal TV show garnering 13 Emmy Nominations and winning two. Len was thrilled with the current expansion of the Chicago Second City Training Center and The Harold Ramis Film School and recognized the importance that this initiative would mean to young actors and future filmmakers.
He was a brilliant entrepreneur, loving father and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed.
The Second City