NBC News announced Friday that one of its employees has died after contracting the coronavirus.
Network employees were told in an email from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack early Friday that a 25-year employee based out of NBC headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City had passed away Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19.
Larry Edgeworth, 61, leaves behind a wife and two sons, NBC News reported.
Edgeworth’s wife revealed he suffered from pre-existing health issues, but did not disclose the nature of those issues.
“As we have heard from medical professionals, those with underlying health concerns are sadly the most vulnerable,” Lack wrote in his email to staffers.
“We are doing everything we can to support his family during this very difficult time,” he added.
A number of NBC employees honored Edgeworth’s memory on social media:
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