Mike Wallace Of 60 Minutes Passed Away At 93

By on Apr 9, 2012 in Television, United States, World Comments
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Mike Wallace
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Former CBS News correspondent, Mike Wallace died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, international news sites reported on Sunday, April 8, 2012. He was 93.

According to CBS News, Wallace passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Jeff Fager, a New Canaan resident, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes issued the following message in a statement:

“All of us at CBS News and particularly at ’60 Minutes’ owe so much to Mike. Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a 60 Minutes. There simply hasn’t been another broadcast journalist with that much talent. It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what he would ask next. Around CBS he was the same infectious, funny and ferocious person as he was on TV. We loved him and we will miss him very much.”

Wallace‘s “extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence,” Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO, reportedly said in a statement.

Mike Wallace was famous for his tenacity and pitiless interviewing style on 60 Minutes. A special program dedicated to Wallace will be broadcast on 60 Minutes next Sunday, April 15, CBS News reported.

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