NBC News Staffer Larry Edgeworth Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

(Al Roker/Instagram)

It's a sad day for the NBC News team.

Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie revealed via Instagram on Friday that her colleague, Larry Edgeworth, died after testing positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

"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," Guthrie captioned her post. "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," she added. "My deepest condolences and prayers to his family."

Al Roker shared similar sentiments via Twitter. "Larry Edgeworth was a giant both physically and emotionally," he recalled. "You were always in good hands when he was on your crew. A tremendous loss."

The Today show also confirmed the news on their website and social media accounts. "A longtime employee of NBC News died Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus," NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to staff.

"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 continued. "We are doing everything we can to support his family during this very difficult time."

According to Today, Edgeworth (who also suffered from other health issues) had been working in an equipment room at NBC News' 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York City. The outlet reports that he had previously spent 25 years at NBC News working as an audio technician, where he was well-known to many network correspondents who traveled with him around the world.

Edgeworth is survived by his wife, Crystal, and two sons. See more social media tributes below:


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