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Hoda Kotb from 'Today' Shares Heartfelt Message Following Colleague's Death after Positive Coronavirus Test

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 20, 2020
02:54 P.M.
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Hours after NBC announced the death of their staffer who died from coronavirus, Hoda Kotb took to Twitter to share a tribute to her late colleague.


Following the announcement of the death of an NBC staffer, Larry Edgeworth, Hoda Kotb shared a tribute to her colleague in a tweet.

In the tweet, Huda introduced Larry as a long time crew member of NBC. She also described him as a man who had a big smile, a big heart, and loved them all back.

Hoda Kotb attends the Breast Cancer Research Foundation New York Symposium and Awards Luncheon in New York City on October 19, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Hoda Kotb attends the Breast Cancer Research Foundation New York Symposium and Awards Luncheon in New York City on October 19, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


In an email sent to staff members on Friday morning, NBC chairman, Andy Lack, broke the news of Larry’s death.

According to the mail, Edgeworth’s wife stated that her husband had suffered from other health issues over the years which worsened the effect of the coronavirus in his body.

Andy stated that he was deeply saddened by the death and added that for everyone that worked with him, they knew he was the guy everyone always wanted by their side.


Larry Edgeworth worked with NBC as an audio technician for 25 years, where he became a respected member of the company. The news of his death appeared to have had a significant impact on his colleagues who have taken to social media to share their tributes.

"Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie took to her Instagram page to pay her respects to the late NBC audio technician. She explained that the news of Edgeworth’s death broke her heart, adding that she adored him.

Larry is survived by two children and his wife Crystal.


Guthrie also recalled working with Larry during the 2008 presidential election. She revealed that they traveled together for two months, during which he was always the most loving and most professional.

She further described him as a man who loved his work and excelled much at it. According to her, Edgeworth loved his colleagues, and they all loved him in return.


NBC weatherman, Al Roker, also shared a tribute to his late colleague on social media. He described Larry as a giant physically and emotionally, adding that the crew was always in good hands whenever he was on board.

On Twitter, Roker shared a link to an article that announced the death of Edgeworth with a similar tribute to the one he left on his Instagram post.


Larry is survived by two children and his wife Crystal, all of whom Andy Lack stated that they were doing everything they could to support them during this difficult time.

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