Andy Cohen, who serves as executive producer on the Real Housewives franchise, paid tribute to longtime RHONY editor Peter Gamba, on Thursday (April 2). The Real Housewives of New York City editor passed away from COVID-19 complications on April 1, and Andy remembered him on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen during the episode's Moment of Mazel:
“Yesterday we lost someone very special to the Real Housewives and Bravo family. Peter was the longest standing editor on The Real Housewives of New York City and the show’s life blood. As you know by now, our editors are vital to the success of our series. He cut the very first episode of New York Housewives back in Season 1. He called people into the bay for years after to chuckle at material he found.”
Andy continued: "He spent the next 12 years editing such iconic episodes and moments that included Alex and Simon arriving to the Hamptons — that always gave him a chuckle — the ‘Tell me it’s not about Tom, it’s about Tom’ episode in Miami; also in Miami [the episode of] Life is Not a Cabaret, Luann looking up at the poster, Tinsley and Dale crying over the eggs, Luann falling into the bush. So many iconic moments. Peter loved those scenes. He loved those ladies and he loved this show."
Andy closed out the emotional moment, noting: “He was the rock of post-production. 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. We are sending out love and gratitude to Peter's family."
The Season 12 premiere of RHONY remembered Peter's work on the series. Gamba is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and his daughters, Michelle and Julia. A GoFundMe has been created by Lisa Shannon and Barrie Bernstein from Shed Media and RHONY executive producers in his honor.
You can read their touching statement about Gamba they shared with The Daily Dish here.
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