Paul McCartney mourns ‘amazing’ Barbara Walters — they shared surprising connection

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Paul McCartney is mourning Barbara Walters, who died Friday astatine  the property  of 93. McCartney's wife, Nancy, is Walters' 2nd  cousin. Paul McCartney is mourning Barbara Walters, who died Friday astatine the property of 93. McCartney's wife, Nancy, is Walters' 2nd cousin. Paul McCartney/Facebook

Paul McCartney is mourning Barbara Walters, who died Friday astatine the property of 93. McCartney’s wife, Nancy, is Walters’ 2nd cousin.

“Nancy and I are truthful saddened by the quality of her beloved relative Barbara Walters’ passing. The 2 of them enjoyed a heavy loving narration implicit galore years, and I was arrogant to stock immoderate of those peculiar moments,” McCartney wrote Saturday connected Facebook.

“Barbara was an astonishing pistillate who much than held her ain successful the aboriginal days of male-dominated tv and went connected to go a worldwide personage known for her galore perceptive interviews with stars from each locomotion of life. We volition miss her but ever retrieve her with large fondness.”

Paul McCartney Facebook station  mourning Barbara WaltersMcCartney posted his tribute to Barbara Walters Saturday connected Facebook.Paul McCartney/Facebook

Walters revealed connected a 2007 episode of “The View” that Nancy Shevell is her 2nd cousin. Nancy and Paul were dating astatine the time, and Walters had played matchmaker.

“Her mother, who died, was my archetypal cousin. And I person been precise adjacent to this young woman,” Walters said. “She’s separated from her husband, who’s a bully man. The matrimony wasn’t going well, and they’re separated.”

The mates wed successful 2011 successful a lavish London ceremony. At the time, Walters said she cried during the hourlong “beautiful and wonderful” nuptials.

Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell and Barbara Walters successful  2010Paul McCartney, 1 of the 2010 Kennedy Center honorees, arrives for Kennedy Center Honors connected Dec, 4, 2010 successful Washington, D.C. He is accompanied by his then-girlfriend, Nancy, and her cousin, Barbara Walters, acold right.Getty Images

McCartney joins legions of celebrities paying tribute to the legendary newswoman.

“Without Barbara Walters determination wouldn’t person been maine — nor immoderate different pistillate you spot connected evening, morning, and regular news,” Oprah Winfrey captioned an image of herself with the precocious writer connected Instagram.

Star Jones, who co-hosted “The View” with Walters erstwhile the amusement premiered successful 1997, called the longtime writer her “sister … parent … person …colleague … [and] mentor” successful a tweet Friday.

The attorney, 60, added, “I beryllium Barbara Walters much than I could ever repay. Rest well.”