Tony Greer of GMA's Camera Crew Dies of Coronavirus Complications
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
REMEMBERING TONY GREER: @GMA camera operator Tony Greer, a beloved colleague and family man whose smile lit up the studio each day, has died of coronavirus complications. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/lc8JoodLRo pic.twitter.com/sX0DkJClLg— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 9, 2020
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.”
Co-anchors honor fallen member
Tony Greer, a beloved member of our GMA family, passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. He will be dearly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/d5qMGw88Yr— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 8, 2020
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.
The journalism community has been impacted by the coronavirus as the following lives have been lost, Larry Edgeworth, NBC News; Alan Finder, New York Times, Nick Jesdanun, Associated Press; Maria Mercader, CBS News. Condolences to their families & colleagues. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/SBHILeQuq4— Marie Coronel (@10NewsCoronel) April 3, 2020
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