It’s sad news for the entertainment industry! Legendary television personality and Journalist Barbara Walters took her last breath at the age of 93. Abc News confirmed the news. She has more than 60 years of a successful career in the entertainment industry. Walters interviewed many renowned celebrities Fidel Castro, Michael Jackson, Anna Wintour, and U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. On December 30, she passed away.
Bob Iger Tweeted about the News of the death of Barbara Walters
The CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger who also owns ABC, Walters’ longtime employer announced that she died on December 30 at her home in New York. Iger tweeted, ” Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself. She was a one-of-a-kind reporter who landed many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state and leaders of regimes to the biggest celebrities and sports icons.”
Later on, he continued, “I had the pleasure of calling Barbara a colleague for more than three decades, but more importantly, I was able to call her a dear friend.”
Walters’s career extended over four more decades. It included various shows such as 20/20, ABC Evening News, and The View. The last one of these she created, produced and co-hosted.
While leaving The View, she said, “I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women—and OK, some men too—who will be taking my place.”
Talking about her accolades as a journalist Walters was nominated for 11 Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards and achieved a Women in Film Lucy Award. Moreover, she was honored with a GLAAD Excellence in Media award.
Hope her soul will rest in peace!