NBC News Employee Who Was Diagnosed with Coronavirus Dies
NBC News’ Larry Edgeworth was another life claimed, among thousands, by the deadly coronavirus pandemic that’s causing a global panic.
The world lost yet another person to the virus that has hit over 100 countries with thousands of deaths and infected individuals.
When coronavirus hits home, it is heartbreaking. The disbelief runs deep. Our dear colleague Larry Edgeworth (second from left) has left us. We worked together countless times over two decades. Larry was kind, protective, funny and always a pro. God bless his soul. pic.twitter.com/UD7Wo4nxKq— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 20, 2020
He worked in the equipment room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and was known to many correspondents whom he worked with around the globe.
The 61-year-old had pre-existing conditions that made him susceptible and vulnerable to the disease. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack referred to him as someone “you wanted by your side no matter where you were.”
Devastated. Larry was the guy. This was my DUDE in Sanford covering Trayvon's murder & in so many places traveling to cover stories for @MSNBC. Just a lovable, hilarious, brilliant guy. Take coronavirus seriously please and damn that virus to Hell. https://t.co/i0f32d9sC8— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 20, 2020
TRIBUTES TO LARRY
Many of the company’s staff had nothing but kind words for Edgeworth, including NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who said:
“Larry was a gentle bear of a man, the heart and soul of our extended NBC family. I was always cheered and reassured knowing he was on the team in the field.”
The man on the left is Larry Edgeworth. I met him as the sound tech on our team that covered the Romney campaign in 2012. He called me “slim,” and helped me put together my first resume tape. He was SO proud of his kids. He was hilarious. Yesterday he lost his fight with COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/73D93utgPX— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) March 20, 2020
Savannah Guthrie of “TODAY” also paid tribute to the deceased through an Instagram post that revealed Edgeworth’s kind soul after traveling with the anchor for two months.
Several other correspondents, colleagues, and employees of the company shared kind words about Edgeworth on social media.
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My heart breaks this morning at the loss of NBC audio technician Larry Edgeworth (pictured right) due to COVID19. I adored Larry. We traveled together for two straight months on a campaign in 2008 and he was always the most warm, most professional, most loving. All hours of the day and night, no matter how hungry or tired or stressed we were - he was always a joy. He loved his work and excelled at it. He loved his colleagues and boy did we love him. Larry, dear, I will miss you. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family.
COMING TOGETHER TO BEAT COVID-19
The past months have seen the worst of this century with a deadly pandemic hitting nearly the entire globe. However, hard times also bring out the best in people, which have been seen over the past weeks.
Many celebrities and companies donated to fight the illness and those affected by it, including Tyreek Hill, who pledged free meals to families who would have no food on their table.
The athlete’s foundation partnered with Harvesters to distribute free breakfast and lunch to youth members and families who relied on free feeding programs.
Furthermore, Hill tapped his other teammates to take action and help those in need amid this scary and trying time.
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!