The Good Morning America team is mourning the death of studio camera operator Tony Greer after he passed away from complications due to COVID-19.
Anchor Robin Roberts delivered the sad news on air Wednesday morning about the cameraman she called a “bright light.” Co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan also appeared emotional.
“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,” Roberts said. “We loved every single moment we were blessed to spend and share with Tony.”
In a video shared on social media, Roberts said he had been with GMA for more than six years. She recalled how Greer loved to show his family around New York City when they would visit. He traveled extensively with his girlfriend and played guitar in a band. But most of all, he loved working for GMA.
Stephanopoulos called him a “consummate gentleman” and a “lovely spirit.”
Strahan recalled that he was a total pro at his job and was always polite to everyone. “Always a good morning, always a smile,” Strahan said. “He will be missed here in our studio.”
Roberts added, “You could feel his beautiful spirit from a mile away.”