TV producer and The View co-creator, Invoice Geddie, died on Jul. 20, his daughter Allison, confirmed to PEOPLE on Jul. 21. “My father was the best man I knew. He was an upbeat man who was all the time cracking a joke. When he had an opinion everybody needed to listen to it and so they trusted what he needed to say,” his daughter instructed the outlet relating to her late father’s character. “Every thing he touched turned to gold. He was form, supportive, and had impeccable integrity. We’re devastated by this loss however are so grateful that we obtained this unbelievable man in our lives for so long as we did.”
She confirmed that the late 68-year-old died as a consequence of a coronary-related challenge at his dwelling in Rancho Mirage, CA. He’s survived by his spouse, Barbara Geddie, and their two daughters Allison and Lauren. Quickly after information of Invoice’s dying broke, many well-known TV personalities took to social media to mourn the loss. Learn their emotional tributes under.
We’re saddened by the sudden dying of Invoice Geddie.
As a producer, he stored us collectively and was very loyal to his workers. Invoice beloved comedy and loads of laughs to not point out a very good cigar. I’m perpetually grateful to him and Barbara for the chance to be on the View. RIP…
— Pleasure Behar (@JoyVBehar) July 21, 2023
Pleasure Behar, 80, who has co-hosted The View off-and-on for many years, was one of many first to submit a tribute for Invoice on Jul. 21. “We’re saddened by the sudden dying of Invoice Geddie. As a producer, he stored us collectively and was very loyal to his workers,” her tweet started. “Invoice beloved comedy and loads of laughs to not point out a very good cigar. I’m perpetually grateful to him and Barbara [Walters] for the chance to be on the View. RIP ‘VIEWMASTER.’”
My good friend & mentor Invoice Geddie has transitioned at 68. Invoice was the first particular person to consider that I might be a nationwide speak present host. He instructed me after an audition for The View “you have been sitting there watching the present as a substitute of being on the present. Lean in like I do know you may.” 💔
— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) July 21, 2023
Pleasure’s co-host, Sunny Hostin, 54, made positive to additionally submit a tribute for Invoice upon listening to about his dying that Friday. “My good friend & mentor Invoice Geddie has transitioned at 68. Invoice was the first particular person to consider that I might be a nationwide speak present host,” she penned within the tweet. “He instructed me after an audition for The View ‘you have been sitting there watching the present as a substitute of being on the present. Lean in like I do know you may.’” The brunette magnificence additionally added a damaged coronary heart emoji to the tweet.
Journalist and TV character Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 46, took to Instagram on Jul. 21 to re-post a photo of Invoice to grieve his loss. The occasional co-host of The View additionally captioned the submit with form phrases for Invoice and his household. “Invoice Geddie was an genuine supporter of the voices of ladies on tv, and challenged us day by day to suppose and converse independently for the last decade we labored collectively,” her somber message learn. “I’m deeply grateful for the chance that each Invoice Geddie and Barbara Walters gave me. He shall be missed and my coronary heart goes out to his household.”
Actress, comic, and former co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd, 56, took to Twitter to share photos of Bill to honor his reminiscence on Jul. 21. “I’m utterly devastated on the passing of #BillGeddie the co-creator of @TheView,” her caption started. “Invoice took an opportunity and solid me – a standup comedian with no speak present expertise – as a co-host on ‘The View.’ Invoice utterly modified my life as a result of he believed in me. #TheView.” Sherri now hosts her personal speak present titled, Sherri, as of 2022.
Debbie Matenopoulos, 48, who was one of many authentic co-hosts of The View when it premiered in 1997, shared a prolonged tribute for the late TV big. She additionally included a throwback photo of him alongside her youthful self. “~Invoice Geddie~Boss, Mentor, Good friend, Colleague, Producing Companion I can’t consider I’m writing these phrases. We texted 3 days in the past. How is that this potential? I’m having a tough time making sense of any of this. I’ve recognized you for extra years of my life than I’ve not,” her caption started. “You began out as my boss who I used to be so in awe of. You and Barbara took an opportunity on me to your main community present that may change the face of daytime television perpetually. You believed in me and inspired me once I was a 21 12 months outdated child at NYU and didn’t consider in myself or my talents.” Debbie’s full caption may be learn within the submit linked above.
Invoice Geddie was my producer for a number of years after we each labored in native information. He was supremely gifted, form past phrases, a stunning man and an important good friend. I’m so unhappy about this and my coronary heart goes out to Barbara ❤️ https://t.co/ECaBSPxbH3
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) July 22, 2023
Though Maria Shriver, 67, didn’t co-host The View, she did work with Invoice after they each labored in native information. She took to Twitter to share a photo of him and penned a candy tribute. “Invoice Geddie was my producer for a number of years after we each labored in native information,” her tweet learn. “He was supremely gifted, form past phrases, a stunning man and an important good friend. I’m so unhappy about this and my coronary heart goes out to Barbara.”