‘The View’ hosts noticeably absent at memorial for longtime producer Bill Geddie

A “celebration of life” was held Sunday evening for longtime news producer and co-creator of “The View,” Bill Geddie.

And while there was a lot of behind-the-scenes involvement on the show he created with the late Barbara Walters, Sunny Hostin was the only host — past or present — to participate, a source told Page Six .

“Seventeen years at the head [of ‘The View’], and only one guest came? This is inexcusable,” one participant told us.

Friends – mostly from the television world – gathered at the West Side Comedy Club, below Playa Betty’s, at 75th and Amsterdam Avenue in New York, to mark his pa*sing.

We’re told attendees included ABC 7 news anchor Bill Ritter, several people from Barbara Walters Productions and “Good Morning America” ​​in addition to Hostin, and the production team from “The View”.

Moderator Whoopi Goldberg and original co-host Joy Behar were surprisingly absent at Geddie’s memorial.
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“Where were all the other hosts on the show?,” the source said, “Bill was a great guy and a beloved producer. The only one who wouldn’t agree would be Rosie O’Donnell.

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Sunny Hostin was the sole co-host of the memorial.
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Other sources described the ladies’ absence as “just incredibly sad.”

Geddie served as executive producer of the series from 1997 to 2014.

A representative for “The View” did not respond to us. Another insider attributed the ladies’ absence from “The View” to the fact that people were “crying differently.”

Bill Geddie and Barbara Walters
Geddie and Barbara Walters created “The View” in 1997.

“Everyone handles it differently. Grief is personal,” they said.

Geddie died in July from what his family described as “coronary heart disease-related factors.” He was 68 years old.

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