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Rogers Saga: Cameo Message from “Succession” star Brian Cox

Actor Brian Cox recorded a video message for Rogers Communications chairman Edward Rogers congratulating him on his “true succession” following a months-long discussion of the company’s leadership.

In the post, Cox, who plays the ruthless media mogul Logan Roy, compares the Battle of Rogers to the famous HBO comedy-drama. The 19-second video clip was sent via a paid message to the Cameo video platform, but is also available to users of the site.

“Edward. It’s from Suzanne,” Cox said in the video, referring to Edward’s wife. “”

Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday appointed Tony Staffieri permanent president and chief executive officer. Staffieri, a former CFO, replaced Joe Natale, who left the company in November amid a family battle between Edward Rogers and his mother and two sisters over who should run the business.

The dispute began after Edward, the only son of late company founder Ted Rogers, attempted to remove Natale from his role as CEO in September 2021, saying he had lost confidence in Natale’s ability to lead the business through the acquisition of small rival Shaw Communications Inc.

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge ultimately sided with Edward to replace a total of five directors who had defied his efforts to unilaterally make changes to the company.

In the Cameo post, Cox gives the camera a quick thumbs up before congratulating Edward on a “well done” job.

The Cameo video platform allows fans to purchase personalized videos with celebrity-specific instructions. Cox’s Cameo video messages start at C $ 868.

CTVNews.ca has reached out to Rogers Communications and the representative for Edward Rogers for comment on the video, but has not had a response at the time of publication.

HBO’s “Succession” depicts Roy’s grown children fighting and stabbing each other in the back for control of their aging father’s media conglomerate. The series has often been compared to the real-life family drama of Rogers Communications.

With files from The Canadian Press