Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill, Near Death

Legendary American news reader Walter Cronkite is said to be gravely ill and near death.

A report from Media Bistro suggests that CBS News has begun updating Cronkite’s obituary in preparation for his death. The same report notes that although Cronkite has been ill for some time, his health has recently taken a turn for the worse.

92 year old Cronkite started his career as a war correspondent, before being signed to CBS by the legendary Edward R. Murrow. Cronkite landed the anchor job at CBS Evening News on April 16, 1962, a job he held until his retirement in 1981.

UPDATE (July 17) Walter Cronkite dead.