Larry Edgeworth Bio – Wiki
Larry Edgeworth, an audio technician for NBC News, has died after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus, the outlet announced Friday.
Edgeworth had other health issues, his wife noted.
He was 61 years old.
Larry Edgeworth Dies From Coronavirus
Edgeworth traveled to even “the most remote locations” to help the network deliver news stories and was “the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were,” NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack wrote in a staff memo.
Lack relayed that Stacy Brady, the general manager of news field and production operations for NBCUniversal, “says he was known as the ‘gentle giant who would give you the shirt off his back.’”
“He loved his work and excelled at it. He loved his colleagues and boy did we love him,” “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie wrote on Instagram. She included a photo of her with Edgeworth, who’s on the far left, from “the good old days.”
This is our beloved colleague, Larry Edgeworth, who just passed away due to COVID19. I adored him. He was full of spirit and joy and humor. He was the pro of pros. We traveled in 2008 on a campaign plane for two months. He was a bright light every day. Larry, dear, we will miss u pic.twitter.com/36Hg9WbiCG
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) March 20, 2020
According to a tweet from NBC News Meteorologist Bill Karins posted on Friday morning (announcing Edgeworth’s passing), “Larry left 30 Rock a week ago today saying he didn’t feel well and then tested positive for #COVID19.”
On Thursday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that 75% of the nonessential workforce must work from home. During a press conference on Friday, shortly after Edgeworth’s passing was made public, Cuomo updated that order to keep 100% of those working nonessential jobs at home in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
NBC News President Statement
In a statement on Friday morning, NBC News President Andrew Lack wrote: “I’m deeply saddened to tell you that we’ve lost a longtime member of our NBC News family – Larry Edgeworth passed away yesterday.” Continuing, he said “Larry most recently worked in the equipment room on the fifth floor, but prior to that he spent most of his 25 years at NBC News as a skilled audio technician, often traveling to the most remote locations. 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.”