Gail Shister of TV Newser reported on Thursday evening that Walter Cronkite is seriously ill and that CBS News executives began updating their former anchor’s obituary more than a week ago.
Verne Gay of Newsday has confirmed the report.
“Cronkite’s been ill for a while, but he has definitely taken a turn for the worse,” writes Mr. Gay. “Now, he is 92 years old, and it’s worth nothing that his father lived nearly to 100 and his mother, famously, well past 100.”
“How bad is it?” he wrote. “Very bad.”