‘It’s a very sad day for our GMA family,’ anchor Robin Roberts mourns death of show’s cameraman from coronavirus complications

A beloved member of the “Good Morning America” family died from coronavirus complications, anchor Robin Roberts announced on air Wednesday.
Tony Greer, a camera operator who worked at the show’s Times Square studios for over six years, was “such a bright light,” a somber Roberts said during a segment honoring his life.
“You could just feel Tony’s beautiful spirit, you could feel it from a mile away,” she said at the start of the touching tribute.

“We know coronavirus has affected so many of you, and it has claimed one of our family members too,” Roberts said while an onscreen tribute showed a series of photographs of Greer at work, at home with his family, or playing with his band.

“He played a mean guitar,” Roberts said. “He was a cool dude.”

The GMA co-anchor also talked about how much Greer enjoyed being part of the ABC morning show.

“He loved ‘GMA,’ he loved meeting all the people who would walk through studio doors. Actors, singers, stars, Tony got to see them all and he took pictures with many of them, and they were gracious to take a picture with him,” she said, while selfies he took with stars like Jennifer Aniston, Kamala Harris and Idris Elba appeared on the screen.

“We loved every single moment,” a visibly shaken Roberts said, while fighting tears.

“We loved every single moment we were blessed to spend and share with Tony,” she added. “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-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan later joined in to share their feelings towards Greer.

“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,” said Stephanopoulos.

“A total pro, and someone that was a joy to see everyday,” agreed Strahan, adding that Greer will be missed in the “Good Morning America” studio.

With him, it was “always a good morning, always a smile,” he said.

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