Co-Creator of ‘The View’, Bill Geddie Passes Away at 68

By: Dan Cooper

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Bill Geddie, Co-Creator of 'The View,' Passes Away at 68

Veteran TV producer Bill Geddie, who co-created the popular talk show ‘The View’ with Barbara Walters, has passed away at the age of 68. The cause of death was reportedly due to coronary-related factors. Geddie was not only a big name in television but also a beloved husband and father. He had a genuine love for television and entertainment, trying his hand at various creative pursuits such as screenwriting, podcasting, and playing guitar. He was known for his wide range of musical tastes, with The Beatles being his favorite band. Geddie had the opportunity to meet one of his personal heroes, Paul McCartney, which was a dream come true for him.

Geddie’s most notable contribution to television was co-creating ‘The View’ in 1997. The talk show, featuring a panel of women discussing current events and hot topics, became a cultural phenomenon and has been on the air for over two decades. Geddie served as the executive producer of the show for 17 years before leaving in 2014. He also collaborated with Barbara Walters on her specials, including ‘The 10 Most Fascinating People.’ Walters passed away in 2022.

In addition to his work on ‘The View,’ Geddie had an impressive career in television. He served as the executive producer of ‘Tamron Hall’ from 2018 to 2020 and oversaw a celebrity-interview special hosted by Megyn Kelly in 2016. He also worked as a producer for ‘Good Morning America’ and wrote the script for the 1996 sci-fi film ‘Unforgettable.’

Geddie’s family described him as a kind man of integrity who believed in honesty and always wanted to do the right thing. He had a special sense of humor filled with puns and approached life with enthusiasm mixed with sarcasm. He enjoyed connecting with people and was known for his encouraging guidance. He found happiness in the small things, such as playing golf, eating peppermint ice cream, and relaxing with a gin and jalapeno & garlic stuffed olives.

Geddie is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters, Allison and Lauren. His sudden death has left a void in the television industry, and many of his colleagues and friends have shared their condolences and memories of him. Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of ‘The View,’ expressed her gratitude to Geddie for his loyalty and comedic spirit. Sunny Hostin, another co-host, remembered him as her mentor and the person who believed in her potential as a national talk show host.

Bill Geddie’s contributions to television and his impact on the lives of those who worked with him will not be forgotten. He leaves behind a legacy of creativity, humor, and integrity that will continue to inspire future generations in the industry.

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