Union Tribune August 9, 1977
Passing of a Tycoon
We have just received word that the general manager, and owner of local theme park Bell Gardens, Alexander Knight, passed away in his office from a heart attack yesterday afternoon. Mr. Knight's good friend Thomas Heart talked with us about how he met Knight, and what he thinks about the whole situation. "It's tragic, Alexander had just proposed and was planning on getting married in the new Event Pavilion that is going into the park next year. As for the rest of the park? I'm not sure who it was left to, or who will take over the roll of GM for the park. I met him on the day the park opened ten years ago...the [park] has changed drastically in these ten years, and I hope it will prosper for many more." Knight was just 42 when he passed yesterday. His will was read this morning, and to everyone's surprise, Mr. Heart had been left the park, as well as a recommendation for the position of General Manager. His wife-to-be was left his house and a large sum of money. The entire community will gather a Bell Gardens in two weeks for a memorial celebration, and the christening of the pavilion, with will be named in honor of Knight.
This is a new chapter in Bell's history, but will Mr. Heart be up to the challenge?
(unknown person): That's a shame, I'll have to attend the memorial...Mr. Knight was a great guy.