NBC Gives Tamron Hall the Hook

Speaking of Tamron Hall, she was supposed to fill in Anchor NBC's Nightly News both yesterday and Today.

She did (and will) not. 

Hall was slated to fill in for Lester Holt on Nightly, but when the story broke on the medical examiner’s report on Prince’s cause of death was leaked, NBC pulled Hall from the newscast. 

Hall has said on many, many, many occasions that she and the singer Prince had a very close relationship. 

On Thursday, a report by the Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that the pop icon’s death was caused by an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

Hall has recalled of her last talk with the singer: “He assured me he was OK . . . He kept saying he was fine and asked me to come to Paisley [Park] . . . It was a sweet moment, and I had no idea it would be our last time talking. I never imagined it.”

A source told us, “She’s told colleagues she had never seen him use drugs, or saw signs of it.”

Did we tell you, the two were very, very close. 

H/T Page Six