Stars Pay Tribute To Bob Simon After 60 Minutes Reporter Is Killed In Crash
Celebrities are paying tribute to Bob Simon after the longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent was killed in a car crash on Wednesday night. He was 73.
CBS News announced the veteran reporter’s death after he succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred when a town car he was a passenger in struck another vehicle in New York City before slamming into metal traffic barriers. Simon, who was a foreign news reporter before joining “60 Minutes” in 1996, amassed many famous admirers over the course of his decades-long career, some of whom have taken to Twitter to mourn his loss.
Katie Couric tweeted, “Heartbreaking news about Bob Simon of @60Minutes, a brilliant writer and reporter and someone I admired deeply.” Larry King expressed, “So sorry to learn of the passing of Bob Simon. He was a great reporter & wonderful man. A frequent guest of mine. So sorry to hear this. RIP.” Anderson Cooper wrote, “Stunned to report the death of legendary CBSNews correspondent #BobSimon.”
“What a loss,” exclaimed Al Roke. Maria Shriver shared, “My heart goes out to Bob’s family. I worked with him. True journalist.” Patty Duke tweeted, “RIP Bob Simon, one of the greatest reporters. My love and prayers to Mr. Simon’s family. #bobsimon.” And Billie Jean King wrote on her page, “Bob Simon was a legendary journalist. Always admired his work and devotion to getting the true story. My thoughts are with his family.”
“Condolences to the family of my friend and long-time colleague, CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon,” tweeted Dan Rather. David Gregory wrote, “Bob Simon’s writing and storytelling were the best of what tv journalism can be. He leaves a huge void. My prayers are w his family and CBS.” Jeff Daniels revealed, “Had the pleasure of speaking with Bob Simon before the #Newsroom Season 1 Premiere in NYC. R.I.P., Sir.”
Piers Morgan acknowledged, “Never met Bob Simon but wish I had. Loved his reports, loved his style. Truly, one of the greats of TV journalism.” Gilbert Gottfried similarly said, “I never met him, but it feels like I knew him after all these years of watching @60Minutes. RIP Bob Simon.” “Late Night” host Seth Meyers wrote, “Gutted to hear the news about Bob Simon. An absolute master of his craft.”
Alyssa Milano wrote “Oh no,” upon hearing the news, and Andy Cohen tweeted, “CBS News journalist Bob Simon was a legend in his field. How tragic. RIP.” “Terrible news Bob Simon dying today in a car accident. I’ve always enjoyed his reporting on 60 Minutes over the years,” remarked Dane Cook. “Tragic.” Gossip Cop will have updates.