Andy Cohen Honors Long-Time ‘RHONY’ Editor and COVID-19 Victim Peter Gamba

by Jeremy Spirogis
Andy Cohen smiling seated on his talk show

The world has already misplaced too many proficient entertainers to COVID-19, together with Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger, actor Allen Garfield, and legendary singer John Prine, to call only some. What makes the disaster all of the extra affecting is it has taken behind the scenes expertise too. 

That contains Real Housewives of New York editor Peter Gamba, who died on April 1. The present goes on, as he would certainly need, however the housewives and others related to the present will sorely miss him. 

Andy Cohen smiling seated on his talk show
Andy Cohen | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

How many Real Housewives exhibits are there now?

All informed, there have been a minimum of 10 Real Housewives areas within the United States; Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC, Beverly Hills, Miami, Potomac, Dallas, and Salt Lake City. Orange County began all of it in 2006 and has confirmed so fashionable there are even worldwide installments. 

The thought was roughly to make cleaning soap operas for actual, the irony being there are solely 4 scripted cleaning soap operas left: The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and General Hospital. There has been greater than double the variety of Real Housewives exhibits. 

Real Housewives of New York got here alongside in 2008, and Atlanta adopted later that very same yr. New Jersey got here subsequent, in 2009, with DC beginning within the second half of the yr, though it solely lasted one season. Beverly Hills got here subsequent, adopted by Miami, Potomac and Dallas. Salt Lake was introduced late final yr. The notable names from the sequence embody Vicki Gunvalson, Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes, Kim Richards, and Denise Richards. 

Who was Peter Gamba?

When Real Housewives of New York had its season premiere this month, it started with the announcement that Gamba had handed away. According to Page Six, the announcement was made by host Andy Cohen, who was himself recognized with coronavirus:

“He reduce the very first episode of New York Housewives again in Season 1,” Cohen stated. “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.”

According to People, Barrie Bernstein and Lisa Shannon, two senior members from RHONY‘s production company, started a GoFundMe for Gamba’s household that has up to now raised greater than $76,000 of its $90,000 purpose. The web page reads, partly, “Peter was a hell of an editor and would proudly name anybody in to his bay to indicate them some humorous scene he had simply reduce, laughing the complete time he performed the clip. He cherished to cite the notes he acquired – ‘this party is a dud’ – being a latest favourite. ‘

How is Andy Cohen coping with his personal case?

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Cohen had been recognized with COVID-19, however he seems to be previous the worst of the sickness. Page Six reported his signs included a fever, chest tightness, a cough, chills, lack of style and urge for food and quite a few aches and pains. 

Cohen informed a Sirius XM radio present, “It takes a bit to get your energy back.” After Gamba’s demise, Cohen was enthusiastic about his friend. 

“He was the rock of post-production,” Cohen stated in a tribute. “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.”

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