Legendary 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace died on Saturday night of natural causes at the age of 93 in Connecticut at the Waveny Care Center in New Canaan.
As CBS News reports, Mike Wallace died with family and loved ones by his side.
A winner of 21 Emmy awards, Mike Wallace first started in the news business in 1939 before going on to become one of the most hard-hitting journalists of his time. Although Mike Wallace rose through the ranks of radio throughout the 1940s and 50s, Wallace got his own self titled television interview show on ABC called The Mike Wallace Interview.
In 1968, Mike Wallace debuted 60 Minutes with fellow news correspondent Harry Reasoner and remained with the show for 36 years as a regular before retiring in 2006.
Following the death of Mike Wallace, longtime CBS president Less Moonves issued a statement to remember the legacy of one of the network’s finest journalists.
“It is with tremendous sadness,” said Moonves, “that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace. His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence. His loss will be felt by all of us at CBS.”
[Source: CBS News]