With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of veteran news producer Bill Geddie, best known for his significant role in co-creating the iconic talk show “The View” alongside Barbara Walters. He was a key figure in bringing diverse perspectives to daytime television. Bill Geddie passed away at the age of 68 due to coronary-related factors.
Remembering Bill Geddie: Co-Creator of ‘The View’
Bill Geddie, the original executive producer of “The View” which launched in 1997, passed away. He and Barbara Walters, frequent collaborators for ABC news, worked together for 25 years. Geddie was also known for producing Walters’ popular specials, including “The 10 Most Fascinating People.” His credits also include EPing Tamron Hall and a 2016 interview special anchored by Megyn Kelly.
Survived by his wife, Barbara, and two daughters, Allison and Lauren, Geddie’s contributions to television are being remembered by many, including “The View” co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin who shared their remembrances on social media.
Bill Geddie’s Family Remembering His Life of Love and Humor
Bill Geddie, the TV industry icon, was not only known for his contributions to television but also as a loving and humorous husband and father. He had a deep passion for entertainment and enjoyed various creative pursuits like screenwriting, podcasting, and playing guitar. Geddie’s dream of meeting his personal hero, Paul McCartney, became a reality.
His family fondly recalls his encouraging and positive nature, filled with puns and honesty, making him an inspiration to others. He found happiness in simple pleasures like golf, peppermint ice cream, and relaxing with his favorite drink.
His family is devastated by his loss but grateful for the time they had with him.