After the learning the news of Mike Nichols’ sudden death, Whoopi Goldberg broke down in tears on the Nov. 20 episode of ‘The View’ over the dear friend and mentor who helped launch her career. So sad. Click to WATCH.
Whoopi Goldberg, 59, tearfully remembered director Mike Nichols, the man who discovered and jumpstarted her Hollywood career, on the Nov. 20 episode of The View. The director suddenly died on Nov. 19 from cardiac arrest. Whoopi’s co-hosts sweetly helped the star when she was too upset to speak.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Reaction To Mike Nichols’ Death
When Whoopi began to speak about Mike’s death on The View, she was unable to get words out about this special man in her life.
Her co-host Nicolle Wallace helped her out by saying, “This man meant the world to her.”
Rosie O’Donnell also added that Mike recognized Whoopi’s “brilliance before anyone else.”
The show flashed back to an interview Whoopi had with Mike back in 2012. Whoopi’s mentor over the course of her illustrious Hollywood career has always been Mike.
In the interview, Mike remembered how he met Whoopi and revealed that he saw something special in her.
“Whenever I’m with you, I know I’m OK,” Whoopi sweetly told Mike in the interview.
Whoopi was just one of many celebrities who spoke out about Mike’s esteemed Hollywood career. Meryl Streep, Tony Goldwyn, Audra McDonald, Robin Roberts and countless more offered their condolences to their dear friend.
Mike was a Hollywood icon. He won the 1968 Academy Award for The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman. He also directed Closer, Working Girls, The Birdcage and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Our thoughts remain with Mike’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
— Avery Thompson