Omega Psi Phi member and NBC News employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus
by OPPF Editorial Staff - March 20, 2020
Larry Edgeworth, an award-winning technician and audio engineer for NBC News and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity member, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, network executives announced in an email to employees.
Edgeworth, 61, was initiated into the fraternity on June 30, 1986 through the Nu Omicron Chapter in Queens, New York. He was the ‘Ace’ on a pledge line of three.
Most recently, Edgeworth worked as a technician in an equipment room at NBC Universal’s 30 Rock headquarters in New York. He also suffered from other health issues, according to relatives as reported by NBC.
While at NBC News, Edgeworth spent 25 years as an audio technician in the network’s news division. He had often traveled with correspondents around the world, according to NBC News.
In a Facebook post, Brother Art Norman, a longtime NBC anchor and reporter in Chicago, wrote: “We lost a great man of Omega Psi Phi today. Larry Edgeworth was an Award Winning Technician and Audio Engineer for NBC. Edgeworth succumbed to complications surrounding the Covid 19 virus. Please keep his family and his NBC News co-workers in prayer during this difficult time.”
A number of Omega men posted messages of condolences to members of Edgeworth’s family, friends and fellow chapter brothers.
Dr. David E. Marion, 41st Grand Basileus, also expressed his sympathies: “Brother Edgeworth’s passing is a reminder that life is precious and we should take nothing for granted. While we mourn the passing of this great brother, father and chapter member, I offer my sincere and heartfelt prayers and condolences to his wife, his two sons and those who knew and loved Brother Edgeworth during their time of bereavement. I also ask that all Omega men take seriously the advice and guidance concerning this global pandemic and govern themselves accordingly.”
Edgeworth is survived by a wife and two sons.
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said of Edgeworth: “Many of you were fortunate enough to work with Larry over the years, so you know that he was the guy you wanted by your side no matter where you were.”