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Longtime NBC News employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus, network says

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Coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

A longtime employee of NBC News has died after testing positive for the COVID-19, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said.

According to NBC, Larry Edgeworth’s wife Crystal said he also suffered from other health issues. He had been working in an equipment room at NBC News’ 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York, the network said.

“As we have heard from medical professionals, those with underlying health concerns are sadly the most vulnerable,” Lack wrote Friday morning in an email to staff members.

Edgeworth spent 25 years at NBC News working as an audio technician, where he was well-known to many network correspondents who traveled with him around the world.

The network said Edgeworth is survived by his wife and two sons.

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