Bob Simon, known for the infamous program,“60 Minutes”, died Wednesday in a car accident in New York City. He was 73 years old.
By the time police officers arrived at the scene of the accident, Simon was found in the backseat of a wrecked Lincoln Town Car, unconscious and unresponsive. According to paramedics, Simon suffered serious injuries to his head and torso. Then was then transferred to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Simon was brought on at CBS as a New York-based as a reporter and editor in 1967. His reporting career took him to both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.
Simon leaves behind a 50-year career that earned him many awards and accolades. Among his many awards 27 Emmys, four Peabodys, and Overseas Press Club’s highest honor. CNN’s Anderson Cooper stated that Simon was simply the best in the business, his work was seemingly unforgettable.
Simon leaves behind his wife, Francois, a producer for “60 Minutes”, and one daughter.
By: Alex Lemieux
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