Barbara Walters, one of the most iconic, legendary, and trailblazing TV news anchors passed away on Friday, December 30, at the age of 93.
Her spokesperson, Cindi Berger, said in a statement:
Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets.
She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women.
The news of Barbara’s passing sparked an outpouring of love, tributes, and trips down memory lane to some of her most legendary interview moments.
Oprah Winfrey took to social media writing:
Without Barbara Walters there wouldn’t have been me—nor any other woman you see on evening, morning, and daily news. She was indeed a Trailblazer. I did my very first television audition with her in mind the whole time.
Grateful that she was such a powerful and gracious role model.
Grateful to have known her.
Grateful to have followed in her Light.
See Oprah’s original post below.
Star Jones took to Twitter writing, “I owe Barbara Walters more than I could ever repay. Rest well sister…mother…friend…colleague…mentor.”
See her original tweet below.
Sherri Shepherd paid tribute to Barbara writing:
Thank you Barbara Walters for giving a shy girl who didn’t like to debate a seven-year chance of a lifetime.
Thank You for allowing me to find my voice and encouraging me to fly.
My heart hurts, but I’ll always love you Lady! ❤️ #BarbaraWalters
See Sherri’s original tweet below:
See more tributes below.
My sincerest condolences and prayers to Barbara Walters’ family, friends, and all who knew and loved her dearly.
Rest in paradise.