Legendary CBS news correspondent Morley Safer died today at the age of 84 after a journalism career which lasted over 60 years. His death comes just a week after he retired from 60 Minutes, the show where he spent 46 of those years—the newsmagazine aired an hourlong tribute to him on Sunday night.
MSNBC anchor also Andrea Mitchell got choked up while announcing the news on air, while other journalists from inside and outside CBS took to Twitter to post their tributes:
Some people who Safer interviewed for 60 Minutes over the years also eulogized him on social media:
And finally, many pointed to Safer’s own final tweet, sent Sunday night, as a fitting epitaph for his journalism career:
Safer is survived by Jane Fearer, his wife of 48 years, along with a daughter and three grandchildren.