Heather Grey, the chief producer of The Speak, handed away on the age of fifty on Saturday, in keeping with Deadline. The reason for dying has not but been launched, however a letter despatched to CBS workers famous that she had been battling an sickness.
Grey started engaged on the discuss present throughout the first season as a senior supervising producer earlier than being promoted to co-executive producer in 2011. In 2019, she was named as an government producer and earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for Excellent Speak Present Leisure, one in 2016 and one in 2018. Grey additionally received a NAACP Picture Award in 2016.
The manager producer additionally labored on The Tyra Banks Present from 2006 to 2010 as a supervising producer and received two Daytime Emmy Awards. The outlet printed the letter despatched to CBS workers saying the unhappy information.
“Pricey Speak Household,” it learn. “On behalf of all of us at CBS, we need to lengthen our deep condolences to you for the painful lack of our beloved Heather. She was an inspiration to us all, dwelling and thriving whereas bravely battling an unforgiving illness. She confirmed us what true braveness appears to be like like. Heather has been the guts and soul of ‘The Speak’ from day one. Her brilliance as an progressive producer was solely outmatched by her enormous smile and infectious chuckle. She was an admired, beloved mama bear of your loved ones and a pacesetter that every one regarded as much as. Her contributions to the success of the present are immeasurable, however extra importantly, she was a boss that proved you possibly can lead with kindness, caring and friendship. Heather was everybody’s good friend, everybody’s champion, everybody’s favourite individual on the set.”
The letter additionally famous that grief counseling can be obtainable for workers in individual in addition to over the telephone. “We’ll miss her terribly. We acknowledge and share the ache and shock you feel at this second, in addition to the grief you’ll really feel within the days forward. Whereas the present is beginning its hiatus as of August 1 (Monday), we don’t want you to grieve and mourn alone. The set will probably be open, and HR could have employees and grief counseling obtainable in individual and by telephone. HR help will probably be on web site as nicely. We perceive how troublesome this will probably be for all of you and wish you to all know, that we’re right here for you.”
Grey shared a video of her journey to Italy along with her sister and several other pals on Instagram on July 10.
“This Roman journey @romavillaelena with my sister, my highschool and faculty greatest pals, and my “little sister” was actually magical.”