Sadly, Veteran "60 Minutes" Correspondent, Morley Safer, died on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 84.
Safer died at his home in Manhattan, USA Today reported. CBS network didn't immediately release a cause of death, but said "Safer was in declining health."
Safer's distinctive style and the broad range of his much-honored work have made him a giant in broadcast journalism and a mainstay of 60 Minutes since he joined in December 1970. The 2015 -'16 season marks his 46th on the program.
Prior to joining CBS News, Safer was a correspondent and producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for which he covered major stories in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including the war for Algerian Independence.
He is also the author of the best-seller "Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam" (Random House, 1990).