Founder of The Florida Aquarium dies
January 17, 2022 - Bill Crown, The Florida Aquarium's founding member, has died. “Bill was one of the driving forces behind opening The Florida Aquarium more than 25-years ago. It was his vision to create a conservation-based aquarium that would inspire, educate and captivate children and adults alike. He worked tirelessly to gather the financial backing for the Aquarium, along the way always encouraging others to protect Florida’s precious natural environment. While we have lost a great ambassador and friend, Bill’s presence will forever be felt at The Florida Aquarium," Roger Germann, The Florida Aquarium President and CEO, said in a news release on Friday. Crown was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He died on Jan 12. Crown's full obituary can be read here.