Executive Producer and Co-Founder of ‘The View’ Dead at 68

ABC Producer Bill Geddie has died at the age of 68. Geddie was executive producer for “The View” for 17 years. He and Barbara Walters co-founded the show. Geddie partnered with Walters on a number of projects “The View” being the longest lasting. Walters passed in December of 2022.

Geddie’s family shared he passed due to coronary-related factors. His family released a statement:

“He was a big deal in TV, but at home he was an even ‘bigger than life’ husband and dad. He enjoyed connecting with people, and we know we are not the only ones who will miss his encouraging way of positive guidance. He did so with enthusiasm mixed with sarcasm. His special style of humor was filled with puns. He believed in honesty. He was a kind man of integrity and always wanted to do the right thing. He lived by example.”

“The View” Twitter account shared the news of his passing:

“It’s with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of ‘The View’ co-creator and one of television’s most well-respected producers, Bill Geddie.”

A statement from “The View” reads, “It’s with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of ‘The View’ co-creator and one of television’s most well-respected producers, Bill Geddie. He was a pioneer in television and greatly beloved by ‘The View’ family, creating the show with Barbara Walters and serving as its executive producer for 17 years. ‘The View’ wouldn’t exist without Bill Geddie. “He was a big deal in TV, but at home he was an even ‘bigger than life’ Husband and Dad,” his family said in a statement. Our love goes out to his wife Barbara and their two daughters, Allison and Lauren.”

Joy Behar also tweeted about Geddie’s passing:

“We are saddened by the sudden death of Bill Geddie. As a producer, he kept us together and was very loyal to his staff. Bill loved comedy and plenty of laughs not to mention a good cigar. I’m forever grateful to him and Barbara for the opportunity to be on the View. RIP “VIEWMASTER”

Sunny Hostin shared:

“My friend & mentor Bill Geddie has transitioned at 68. Bill was the 1st person to believe that I could be a national talk show host. He told me after an audition for The View “you were sitting there watching the show instead of being on the show. Lean in like I know you can.”

Geddie had quite an impact on ABC and his passing will have quite the impact.

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