Bob Simon


Age: 73

Summary: longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960's during a 50-year career in journalism and was among a handful of elite journalists whose assignments took him from the Vietnam War to the Oscar-nominated movie Selma, and who also spent years doing foreign reporting for CBS News from the Middle East, where he was held captive for more than a month in Iraq 20 years ago but who had been contributing to 60 Minutes on a regular basis since 1996.

Cause of Death: Car accident

Born: May 29, 1941

Died: February 11, 2015

New York City, New York