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McCartney, Streisand, Hudson + More Pay Tribute To Barbara Walters

Superstar musicians Paul McCartneyJennifer HudsonBarbra Streisand and Paris Hilton are among the countless artists and celebrities who’ve paid homage to legendary newswoman Barbara Walters, who died on Friday (12.30) at the age of 93.

Throughout her iconic career, the trailblazing broadcast journalist became the very first female co-host of the The Today Show, the first evening news anchorwoman, and a co-creator/co-host of The View.

Alongside a photo of herself with Walters. Jennifer Hudson tweeted “A true trailblazer and icon!” “She lived a full life and leaves behind such a powerful legacy. Rest in peace, Barbara Walters.”

McCartney, whose wife Nancy Shevell is one of Walters cousins, tweeted. a honorary message on social media:

“Nancy and I are so saddened by the news of her dear cousin Barbara Walters’ passing. The two of them enjoyed a deep loving relationship over many years and I was proud to share some of those special moments.” “Barbara was an amazing woman who more than held her own in the early days of male-dominated television and went on to become a worldwide celebrity known for her many perceptive interviews with stars from every walk of life. We will miss her but always remember her with great fondness.”

Paris Hilton also took to Twitter to honor the legendary journalist, writing “Sad hear the news about Barbara Walters.” “Always loved interviewing with her. She was always kind. Such a trailblazer and icon. Sending my condolences to her family and loved ones. Rest In Peace.”

Walters’ death was announced Friday night (12.30) by ABC News.

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Author: Saul Goode

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