CBS News has confirmed that veteran correspondent Bob Simon died in a car crash in New York City on Wednesday night. He was 73.
Simon, who joined the network in 1967, was a longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes whose career spanned more than five decades. In 1991, while covering the Gulf War in Iraq, he was captured and imprisoned for 40 days.
Simon was a passenger in a livery cab on the West Side Highway when it crashed. The New York Daily News reports the cab rear-ended another car and hit a median. Simon was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he died.
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Simon is survived by his wife, Francoise, and his daughter, Tanya, who is a producer for 60 Minutes.
Simon’s most recent report for 60 Minutes centered around the movie Selma, and aired this past Sunday. You can watch that below, via CBS News:
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