CBS News’ Bob Simon dies at 73

Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon died after a car accident in New York City on February 11, a passenger in a taxi that was rear-ended by another vehicle. He was 73. During his 47 years with CBS, Simon won over 40 major awards, including 27 Emmys and 4 Peabodys. “It’s a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News,” 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager said in a statement. “It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times. Bob was a reporter’s reporter. He was driven by a natural curiosity that took him all over the world covering every kind of story imaginable.”

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