CBS says veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
The Toronto born Safer was a correspondent on 60 Minutes for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons.
Safer joined CBS News in London in 1964 and opened the network’s Saigon bureau. He later returned to London to be bureau chief.
He had a notable career before joining 60 minutes covering the Vietnam war for CBS News.
He joined “60 Minutes” in December 1970 in the show’s third season and claimed the co-host chair alongside Mike Wallace and remained with the broadcast for the rest of his life before announcing his retirement earlier this month.
It’s been a wonderful run, and I want to thank the millions of people who have been loyal to our @60Minutes broadcast. Thank you!
— Morley Safer (@SaferCBS) May 15, 2016