Bob Simon Dead: ’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Dies In Car Crash

Reports confirm that Bob Simon died in a car crash on Wednesday evening.

Yahoo! TV reports that Simon was involved in a fatal car accident in New York.

The report claims that the 73-year-old CBS newsman was traveling as the passenger inside of a livery cab. CBS News confirms that the cab struck another vehicle and crashed into a median located on the West Side Highway shortly thereafter.

Throughout his life, Bob Simon received 24 Emmy awards. He was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

Simon first joined the news division of the eye network back in 1967. More than 30 years later, he started contributing regularly to the Sunday-night news magazine in 1996.

Being engaged in real danger became a part of Bob’s job, especially with the numerous overseas assignments that he accepted. The accomplished foreign journalist was even captured along with his team during the Gulf War in 1991. He was kept captive by Iraqi forces for 40 days.

Simon also worked as a correspondent for 60 Minutes II until the conclusion of that particular series in 2005. At that time, Bob started working as a full-time correspondent for 60 Minutes.

Bob Simon’s most recent piece for 60 Minutes was actually a feature that focused on the Oscar-nominated film, Selma, starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.

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