Former NBCU exec dies from coronavirus complications

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A former NBCUniversal executive has died from complications related to coronavirus.

Todd Whiting, who spent 17 years at NBCUniversal before striking out on his own, died from cardiac arrest resulting from pneumonia related to his COVID-19 diagnosis, his family said. He was 45.

Whiting most recently spent 18 months as SVP of Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Prior to that he worked in the distribution arm of NBCU, including on the film side.

Whiting was married to Brandon Penn since 2016 and leaves behind a son as well. A $100,000 GoFundMe campaign for the son’s education has been set up.

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