Irvine's daughter Maggie followed in her father's footsteps and also joined Walt Disney Imagineering. His son married Kim Thomas, an art director at WDI, who is Imagineering colleague Leota Toombs' daughter.
Irvine died on March 30, 1976 in Los Angeles, California after suffering an illness that prevented him from visiting the completed Walt Disney World Resort, which opened in 1971. In his honor, one of the original Walt Disney World riverboats was named after him.
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