Walt blamed himself for his mother’s untimely death.
After the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt and his brother Roy gifted his parents a new home in North Hollywood. Within weeks, Flora Call Disney reported a problem with her new gas furnace. Walt sent repairmen to his parents’ home but the problem was not properly taken care of. On November 6th, 1938, Walt Disney’s mother died from carbon monoxide poisoning related to her faulty furnace. The grief of this accident plagued Walt Disney for the rest of his life.