World News Tonight’s David Muir shared the sad news with an emotional message and photos, echoing fan reactions and the opinions of his co-stars.
David Muir mourn the loss of Barbara Walters follow her died at the age of 93.
The ABC news star paid tribute to a pioneering fellow anchor who has inspired generations of women around the world.
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After her death, David took to Instagram with a heartfelt message about Barbara, along with a picture of the two smiling and walking arm in arm.
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He wrote: “We use words like icon, legend and pioneer, and Barbara Walters was it all. Perhaps most of all, Barbara Walters was brave. “
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ABC journalist Deborah Roberts was one of the first to comment, adding: Lara Spencer “So sad to hear the news. There was only one Barbara. #Legend.”
David said Barbara was the bravest of all
Fans of David’s also expressed their sadness at the news, writing, “Thank you for sharing your memories and thoughts of Barbara. She was fortunate to have you as a friend and colleague.” I love the way Views started to bring positive thinking and healthy discussion to the table. “
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Barbara’s publicist, Cindy Berger, released a statement on Friday, saying, “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. She lived a life without regrets. She was a trailblazer not just for women journalists, but for all women. “
David was proud to have Barbara as a friend and colleague
She established herself in a male-dominated industry and was not only the first female co-host of a US news program, but also the first female network news anchor for an evening paper.
At the time, her $1 million salary at ABC made her a media superstar. She retired from the screen in 2014.
In 2000, when she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she said, “I have been blessed with a life I could never have imagined.
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