Riley’s death was listed as “sudden and unexpected,” but no further details have been released.
“Good Morning America” producer Daisha Riley, remembered by her colleagues for her “courage and grace,” died at the age of 35 “suddenly and unexpectedly,” host Michael Strahan told viewers on Tuesday.
In a tribute segment, Strahan said the Emmy-winning production company was “fun and bright and, above all, friendly.” While viewers may not have known his name, Strahan said they would have seen his “incredible work” in the past 14 years, and one such example was when Riley made sure that a replica throne was included on set for a interview with the cast of “Game of Thrones”.
“She rose in rank over the years on our show, working on stories that have made many of you, our viewers, smile and cry. Her legacy lives on with a powerful voice that she shared through storytelling, ”Strahan said.
On Twitter, “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts also remembered Riley for being “talented, creative, kind, a beautiful soul in every way,” writing: “Our @GMA family loved her and will always be grateful. having experienced the grace of Daisha. “
The cause of death was not publicly disclosed.