Kurt Loder — PICS By: Farrah Julin May 5, 2020 8:25PM EDT 1 of 5 Kurt Loder during an MTV News report from their Times Square studios. Adam Nadel/AP/Shutterstock MTV News anchor Kurt Loder pauses during his show, at MTV studios in Times Square in New York. He started with the cable network in 1988, as the anchor of MTV News and ‘The Week in Rock.’ He came to MTV following a nine year storied run at ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, where he was a writer/editor. He did prolific interviews with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, and co-authored Tina Turner’s 1986 autobiography ‘I, Tina.’ When it was later turned into the film ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It,’ Kurt contributed to the script. Kurt was older than MTV’s demographic when he joined, but his wealth of knowlege and experience in the music news industry earned him a legion of fans. He was the ‘adult in the room’ who everyone trusted, and his reporting skills were second to none in the industry. Kurt will be forever remembered by members of Generation X for when he broke into MTV’s daily programming on Apr. 5, 1994 to deliver the news that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had committed suicide at his home in Seattle. His calm and insightful demeanor helped cushion the devastating blow for millions of the band’s fans. Kurt turned 75-years-old on May 5, 2020, which freaked out many of his formerly young viewers and made them all feel really old themselves. Message of love and appreciation for Kurt soon flooded Twitter and made him a trending topic. May 5, 2020, 7:52PM 2 of 5 Kurt Loder attends a NYC awards show. Evan Agostini/Bei/Shutterstock Kurt Loder attends ‘YAHOO! INTERNET LIFE’ Magazine’s 3rd Annual Online Music Awards at Studio 54 on July 24, 2000 in New York City. May 5, 2020, 7:54PM 3 of 5 Kurt Loder attends a movie screening Dave Allocca/Starpix/Shutterstoc Kurt Loder attends a special film screeing of ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ at the Tribeca Grand Hotel screening room in New York on Mar. 15, 2006. May 5, 2020, 7:54PM 4 of 5 Kurt Loder attends the ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ film screening Dave Allocca/Starpix/Shutterstoc Kurt Loder attends the ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ film screening in New York, on Oct. 16, 2012. Following his stint at MTV News, he became a film critic. May 5, 2020, 7:54PM 5 of 5 Kurt Loder attends the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film premiere Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutters Kurt Loder attends the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film premiere inNew York on Oct. 30, 2018. Kurt works as a movie critic for the Libertarian website ‘Reason.’ May 5, 2020, 7:54PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.