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Savannah Guthrie from 'Today' Mourns NBC News Staffer Who Died after Contracting Coronavirus

Joe Akins
Apr 07, 2020
10:25 A.M.
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NBC show host Savannah Guthrie shares a heartfelt message on social media to mourn the death of her co-worker, Larry Edgeworth, who died from the COVID-19 disease.

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Savannah, who is a co-anchor of NBC News show "Today" took to Twitter to speak out following the death of a technician in the show's crew, Larry Edgeworth. Guthrie's message was full of praises and adoration for the man who had passed. Her tweet read:

"This is our beloved colleague, Larry Edgeworth, who just passed away due to COVID19… we will miss you."

Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin host the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018, in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images.

Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin host the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018, in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images.

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Savannah referred to Edgeworth as someone full of joy and humor. She referred to him as a "bright light every day." Fans reacted to her post and offered their deepest sympathies and consoling words.

Savannah then posted another photo with which she termed as "the good old days with Larry." Larry worked in an equipment room at an NBC News headquarter in New York, and for twenty-five years.

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Before Larry joined NBC, he worked as an audio technician and was cherished by many network correspondents with whom he often traveled. According to his wife, Crystal, he also suffered from other health issues.

Savannah is not the only one nursing a broken heart.

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Other NBC News employees joined Savannah in paying tribute to Larry for his lovable personality and professionalism. NBC News President Andy Lack, in an email to the entire company, announced the technician's tragic passing. He said:

"I'm deeply saddened to tell you that we've lost a longtime member of our NBC News family."

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Lack also described Edgeworth as a skilled technician who often traveled to the most remote locations. He added that many members of the show's team who had the opportunity of working with Larry knew he was the guy they wanted at their side no matter where they were.

Lack included that NBC Universal's executive vice president, Stacy Brady said he was known as the "gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back."

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MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake also took to Twitter to pay tribute to his deceased colleague. He wrote about how proud Larry was of his kids and how hilarious he was.

Sadly, the well-loved man lost his fight with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and his two children. Lack has assuredly stated that NBC is doing everything they can to support his family during the challenging period.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

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