LONG time Real Housewives of New York editor Peter Gamba died age 63 due to coronavirus complications.
Andy Cohen confirmed the sad news at the end of Thursday's premiere.
Andy said: "Yesterday we lost someone very special to the Real Housewives and Bravo family."
“Editor Peter Gamba died of coronavirus. He was 63 years old.
"He cut the very first episode of New York Housewives back in Season 1."
The Bravo host continued: "He’d call people into the bay for years after to chuckle at material he found.
"He spent the next 12 years editing such iconic episodes and moments that included Alex and Simon arriving at the Hamptons — that always gave him a chuckle — the ‘Tell me it’s not about Tom, it’s about Tom’ episode in Miami, ‘Life is not a Cabaret,’ Luann looking up at the poster, Tinsley and Dale crying over the eggs, Luann falling into the bush."
He concluded: "He was the rock of post-production.
"He’s going to be missed by everyone who knew him, and his sense of humor and passion for his work will forever be remembered."
Gamba also worked on Long Lost Family, Supernanny and Bethany Frankel’s Bravo spinoff Bethenny Ever After.
He is survived by his wife Jeanne, and daughters Michelle and Julia.
Executive producers Barrie Bernstein and Lisa Shannon added: "From that very first episode, Peter set the tone of RHONY — establishing the comedic pace and infusing the show with its sense of humor.
"Early on, he created the infamous soundtrack and style that so hilariously shaped [Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen] scenes.
"He mined footage for those side-eyes that punctuated all the best asides.
"He lived and breathed the essence of what makes these women funny, as brought to life by the editors like him that spend countless hours bringing the footage to life.”
“There was nothing like watching a scene that he cut and made his own, putting his sense of humor into it,” the statement continued.
“He loved to make people laugh and he did it well.
"Peter cared — he was proud and humble. He delivered and he left his mark.
"His edit bay was a refuge for anyone seeking counsel, a moment of quiet or a much-needed escape.
"He had a heart of gold and was a devoted, generous person who would drop anything for a friend in need.”
They have set up a GoFundMe page to help his grieving family, and it already has $65,000 of the $75,000 target.
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