View Full Version : Morley Safer dies aged 84 just one week after he retired from 60 Minutes

05-21-2016, 08:47 PM

CBS News veteran Morley Safer has passed away at the age of 84.

Safer, who had been a correspondent on 60 Minutes for all but two of the show's 48 seasons, retired from his job last week.

The popular newsman had cut back on work in the past couple of years as he dealt with health issues.

His last 60 Minutes report was a profile of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and was broadcast in March. It was the 919th report he's done for the show since he began there in 1970.

Safer's career was celebrated just days before his death with a 60 Minutes special that revisited some of his greatest interviews and moments on the program.

CBS wrote in Safer's obituary that he was able to watch the special at his home in New York City.

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05-22-2016, 05:55 PM
Sucks- dude was legit. rip

05-23-2016, 05:56 PM
I thought he was old in the 1970s already.
It's been a while