On Wednesday, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest interviewed Cicely Tyson for a pre-recorded show that aired Friday, January 29. Tyson passed away today, January 28.
The producers decided to go ahead with the programming. The interview will be broadcast on Friday in national syndication.
A program statement says The live with Kelly and Ryan The team were devastated to learn of his passing. They decided to continue and air the show and interview as originally planned.
The statement concluded, “The hosts, staff and crew of ‘Live’ send their deepest condolences to family, friends and fans of Miss Tyson, and hope the interview will be a fitting tribute to this actress. legendary.