Sources said Ripa was surprised and angered by the lack of notice she received before the announcement. He was surprised at how Disney and ABC executives dealt with the situation surrounding Strahan's departure and doesn't blame Kelly for her unvarnished anger.
The Enquirer quotes an unnamed "insider" as having revealed that in the final months of his life, devout Jehovah's Witness Prince was, "preparing to die". Before his death the singer "consistently shut down" opportunities to fuel his finances, such as licensing his songs to be used in movies, TV shows and commercials.
The move is meant to shore up the morning show, which has suffered a significant decline in viewership this season. Kelly Ripa reportedly took a "sick day" after her co-host, Michael Strahan , announced he was leaving the show - without her knowledge.
He confirmed that officers "found an unresponsive male in the elevator, CPR was initially started but unsuccessful". She said further processing and testing will be performed for the next few weeks. Olson did not reveal possible causes of death, but he said there were no signs of trauma. Staff became concerned when they could not get in touch with Prince the next morning, and went to the residence to look for him.
Fallon says it is a true story and it was unusual because Prince is such an icon. "There are these famous stories that you hear that you don't think are real, but they're real". Fallon also said that the late singer hit a stunning game-winning shot that perfectly hit the corner of the table. Then she added: "I didn't have to call and tell him that I kind of ripped off his song, but I did because I'm honest".
He thanked her for portraying the role of Beckett in the series and said that the actress will be truly missed. ABC also said in a statement they are grateful that Tamala Jones was a part of the show and that she has been an integral part of its series .