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'60 Minutes' Reporter Mike Wallace Dead At 93

'60 Minutes' Reporter Mike Wallace Dead At 93

Former 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace has passed away at the age of 93 at a senior care center on Saturday night (April 7) in New Canaan, Conn.

Mike helped put the news show 60 Minutes on the map with his investigative journalism and famous hard-hitting interviews with both the famous and the infamous.

“It is with tremendous sadness 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,” Leslie Moonves, president of CBS, said in a statement.

Numerous celebrities have expressed their condolences via Twitter.

“Just heard of the death of Mike Wallace. A true original. What an amazing career and remarkable man,” Anderson Cooper wrote.

Mike Wallace was a dear & wonderful friend. Not just a great broadcaster, but a great guy. We will never see his likes again.” Larry King tweeted.

Our thoughts are with Mike‘s friends and family at this time.

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8 Comments

# 1

rest in peace

# 2

Just one person rips this man? Rest in peace Wallace!!!

# 3

Sad to see him go…

# 4

RIP to a hardworking man.

# 5
Newsworthy @ 04/08/2012 at 9:22 pm

A rare talent that we shall never see again. Thanks for reporting the news Mike – now take your rest – RIP

# 6

Simply an excellent reporter. RIP, sir.

# 7

Mr. Wallace was from an era, that I am afraid, that has long since died! An era when reporting the news was only reporting the facts. Not the sensationalistic, race baiting carp that we have to deal with now!

# 8

A giant in his field. RIP Mike.

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