'60 Minutes' correspondent Morley Safer is dead at 84

CBS News has announced that “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84.

After 46 years as a journalist, Safer retired from “60 Minutes” last week, and the show celebrated his legendary career.

A winner of a dozen Emmys and three Peabody Awards for his work, Safer’s report on the US Marines burning a Vietnamese village in Cam Ne gave the US a different perspective on what was going on during the Vietnam War. He also reported from inside China in 1967 when it was still largely a closed society.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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