ABC “Good Morning America” (GMA) cameraman Tony Greer died due to complications related to the novel coronavirus, according to an announcement from co-anchor Robin Roberts on Wednesday.“He was such a bright light working at our studio for more than six years,” Roberts said. “You could just feel Tony’s beautiful spirit, you could feel it from…
“He was such a bright light working at our studio for more than six years,” Roberts said. “You could just feel Tony’s beautiful spirit, you could feel it from a mile away.”
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
“We love Tony and so many things that he loved,” she continued. “He loved his family, his beloved mother Fanny, his sister Janet, his brother Kevin. He loved taking his nieces, nephews, any relative who came to visit him, he’d take them out and show them the city.”
“He loved his longtime girlfriend Robin, we are thinking of her,” Roberts added. “She lives in his hometown, Chicago. They loved traveling the world together.”
“We loved every single moment we were blessed to spend and share with Tony,” Roberts continued. “Our condolences to his family in Chicago. To his mother Fanny, we have to say this to you ma’am, your son was a good man. He was kind, he was thoughtful, he was always a gentleman.”
Co-anchor George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosEsper faces tough questions on dismissal of aircraft carrier’s commander Pentagon chief says military moving toward face coverings Actress Ali Wentworth, wife of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, tests positive for coronavirus: ‘Pure misery’ MORE and Michael Strahan also shared his memories of Greer, calling him a “lovely spirit” and a “total pro,” respectively.
“Tony and I shared the early shift in the breakfast room and he was a constant gentleman, such a lovely man with such a lovely spirit,” Stephanopoulos said.
“Just a total pro, and someone that was a joy to see everyday,” added Strahan. “Always a good morning, always a smile. He will be missed here in our studio.”
New York and New Jersey are still the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S., with a death toll of 7,772, according to a New York Times tracker.
Those deaths account for more than the rest of the deaths in the United States combined.