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61-Year-Old NBC News Employee with Health Issues Dies From Coronavirus, At Least Two Other Staff Members Test Positive

61-Year-Old NBC News Employee with Health Issues Dies From Coronavirus, At Least Two Other Staff Members Test Positive

An NBC News employee in New York City has died from the coronavirus.

At least two other NBC News employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days.
The news organization reported on Friday that their longtime employee at their 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York, 61-year-old Larry Edgeworth, had passed away after testing positive for the virus.
Edgeworth reportedly had other health issues that likely made it more difficult to fight it off.
“As we have heard from medical professionals, those with underlying health concerns are sadly the most vulnerable,” NBC News Chairman Andy Lack wrote Friday morning.
Edgeworth had worked for NBC for 25 years as an audio technician and travelled the world with many of the reporters.
“Many of you were fortunate enough to work with Larry over the years, so you know that he was the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were,” Lack wrote.
Stacy Brady, NBCUniversal’s executive vice president of field and production operations, said he was known as the “gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back.”
“Larry was a gentle bear of a man, the heart and soul of our extended NBC family,” Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, said. “I was always cheered and reassured knowing he was on the team in the field. He always had my back whether here in the U.S. or in the most dangerous situations around the world.”
“TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie wrote a tribute to her late co-worker on Instagram.

“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,” Guthrie wrote.

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