Music producer Hal Willner died on Monday due to symptoms of coronavirus. Hal Willner is known for his work on the “Saturday Night Live” show.
He was about 64 years old. His representative, Blake Zidell, told the news agency about his death that he was experiencing symptoms of coronavirus and was therefore undergoing treatment. He died on Monday night.
I always wanted to have a number one – but not this . Pure Arch Oboler with Serling added . In bed on upper west side . H pic.twitter.com/zEqZmqmlWk
— Hal Willner (@WillnerHal) March 28, 2020
Many stars paid tribute on their behalf by tweeting the image of the coronavirus infected world map previously shared on their Twitter account.
On this post, Hal Willner wrote that “I always wanted to have a number one – but not this. Pure Arch Oboler with Serling added. In bed on upper west side.”
I love you. I liked you in my life so much. When I got horrible reviews you sent me a full email of Lou Reed quotes on how to view critics. It meant so much to me. You changed my way of thinking on how to make stuff. You made what you wanted w/ the people you loved. Bye Hal pic.twitter.com/wGeaWvEILS
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) April 7, 2020
He was remembered by many of his friends through Twitter and paid tribute to him.
Hal Willner was the gentlest genius at SNL. He bemoaned artists abandoning weirdness and authenticity but never gave up searching for it. We love you forever. Fuck off this disease and especially its enablers. https://t.co/2KDPcSaCQa
— Paula Pell (@perlapell) April 7, 2020
I loved Hal. I truly, truly loved that man. He was such a huge part of my time at SNL, and is such an enormous part of the show in general. (To say the VERY least.) He was kind, generous, insanely positive, and so, so talented. Im lucky I got to know him.https://t.co/UYL8uBTJP2
— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) April 7, 2020
— Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) April 7, 2020