Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer has died at 84, CBS News announced Thursday.
The news comes days after “60 Minutes,” on which Safer was a fixture for over 40 years, said goodbye to the journalist. He was honored Sunday with a tribute to mark the close of a 61-year career. According to the program, has had the longest-ever run on prime-time television.
CBS announced his retirement last week.
During the hourlong tribute, Safer was described as tough, funny, intrepid, curious and courageous, with reporting that ranged from the Cold War to cyberspace, from the Muppets to the Orient Express.