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Tony Greer of GMA's Camera Crew Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 09, 2020
10:00 P.M.
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On a recent episode of “Good Morning America (GMA),” Robin Roberts revealed that they’d lost one of their crew members. Roberts shared how Tony Greer had died from complications due to the coronavirus.

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Greer worked for GMA at their Times Square studios as a camera operator. He kept his post for more than six years before passing away recently from complications due to COVID-19.

Speaking about him on Wednesday’s show, Roberts described him as “such a bright light working at our studio for more than six years.” She expressed how one “could just feel Tony’s beautiful spirit” from a mile away.

Robin Roberts at the Lifetime special screening: Robin Roberts Presents "Stolen By My Mother, The Kamiyah Mobley Story" on January 13, 2020, in New York City | Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

Robin Roberts at the Lifetime special screening: Robin Roberts Presents "Stolen By My Mother, The Kamiyah Mobley Story" on January 13, 2020, in New York City | Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

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Who survived Greer

The co-anchor also revealed that the GMA team had loved Greer. She went on to name all the people the camera operator had loved including “his family, his beloved mother Fanny, his sister Janet, his brother Kevin.”

Roberts also noted how Greer “loved taking his nieces, nephews, any relative who came to visit him, he’d take them out and show them the city.” She went on to share that he’d also loved his longtime girlfriend, Robin and that they were “thinking of her.”

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What the late crew member enjoyed

Greer was a Chicago resident who loved traveling the world with his girlfriend. He was also a lover of music and played the guitar in his band, according to Roberts.

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Tony was a blessing to GMA

She shared how the camera operator had loved the show and meeting the people who came through. The co-anchor revealed that they’d been “blessed to spend [time] and share with Tony.”

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Roberts sends condolences to Greer’s mom

She ended her tribute by sharing their condolences to his family. Speaking to Greer’s mother, Fanny, Roberts touted him as “a good man” who was kind, thoughtful, and “always a gentleman.”

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Co-anchors honor fallen member

Co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan also honored Greer. “NBC News” also lost a team member last month from the coronavirus.

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NBC News loses team member

Larry Edgeworth, 61, had suffered from other health issues, according to his wife, Crystal. He had worked in an equipment room at “NBC News'” 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York.

New York & New Jersey death toll

New York and New Jersey held a death toll of 7,772, according to a New York Times COVID-19 tracker. The deaths account for more than all of the US’ deaths combined.

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