– Bill Geddie passed away at 68
– Sherri Shepherd paid tribute to Geddie on The View
– Shepherd shared personal text messages exchanged with Geddie
Bill Geddie, the Emmy award-winning television producer and co-creator of The View, sadly passed away on October 21, 2021, at the age of 68. He left behind a remarkable legacy in the entertainment industry, including the groundbreaking morning talk show that has been on air for more than two decades.
One of The View’s former co-hosts, Sherri Shepherd, took the opportunity to pay tribute to Geddie on the show, reminiscing about the impact he had on her life and career. Shepherd, who served as a co-host from 2007 to 2014, shared a series of personal text messages between her and Geddie to showcase the profound connection they had developed over the years.
Shepherd mentioned that Geddie had a hand in bolstering her self-confidence and helping her succeed on The View. “You were the one who told me I could do this job when I had no confidence,” she recalled in her tribute. Furthermore, Shepherd provided insight into Geddie’s compassionate nature, revealing how he went out of his way to check up on her following her divorce.
Co-created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, The View first premiered in 1997 and rapidly became a staple of morning television. The show’s format involves a panel of female co-hosts discussing various topics, including current events and politics. It has been lauded for promoting diverse viewpoints and providing a platform for engaging conversations.
In addition to The View, Bill Geddie was instrumental in producing the annual Barbara Walters Oscar specials, as well as various events such as tributes to retiring celebrities and political interviews. His passing is a tremendous loss to the television industry, and he will be dearly missed by colleagues and fans alike.