Bob Simon

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11 Feb, 2015

Bob Simon dies age 73

Car CrashDeath

Simon dies at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident involving his livery cab in New York City. 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager:

It’s a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News. 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. There is no one else like Bob Simon. All of us at CBS News and particularly at 60 Minutes will miss him very much.

‘One of the best’


Cooper pays tribute to Simon on CNN.

Bob was for the last five decades, one of the best, in my opinion--the best--in the world in getting a story, telling a story, writing a story, and making it unforgettable. He was a warrior poet who loved life and loved people. He wasn’t somebody who just wrote a story and let other people edit it.

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