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‘GMA’ Remembers Mike Nichols: ‘We are Thinking of Diane This Morning’ (Video)

The director and husband of Diane Sawyer died unexpectedly Wednesday night

Diane Sawyer’s former “Good Morning America” co-anchors all shared fond memories of her husband Mike Nichols, who died late Wednesday night. The morning show aired a special tribute video to the award-winning director as well as messages of condolence to Sawyer.

“Of course, we are thinking of Diane this morning,” Robin Roberts said. “We have been in contact with her. She is surrounded by her family and all of us at ABC. She knows that she is in our thoughts.”

Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos said of Nichols: “A spectacular career, truly an extraordinary man.”

Sawyer and Nichols were married for 26 years. He leaves behind three children — Daisy, Max and Jenny — and four grandchildren. CNN’s Rachel Nichols was married to Max.

“They were an incredible and beautiful love story,” Roberts said. “Diane and Mike enjoyed entertaining and, when you were in their home, you often ended up on the floor and you’re looking up at Mike, his humor, his intellect, the stories. And I would watch Diane watching Mike and she would always say to me, ‘that’s my guy.'”

As TheWrap previously reported, Nichols was 83 years old and died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday. An Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner, Nichols is most famous for directing “The Birdcage,” “Working Girl” and “The Graduate,” the latter of which earned him an Academy Award in 1968.

Watch the video from “Good Morning America” here.