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Posted: February 11, 2015

Bob Simon, CBS correspondent, remembered

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By Mikah Sargent

NEW YORK —

You could see the sorrow on Scott Pelley's face Wednesday as he informed viewers of "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon's death.

"Our colleague, Bob Simon, of '60 Minutes,' was 73 years old," said Scott Pelley on CBS.

Simon, a multiple Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, was killed in a car crash in New York City Wednesday. 

Major media outlets across the country shared thoughts and condolences for Simon and his family.

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"We have breaking news tonight here in New York City — very sad news. CBS News tonight has announced the death of long time correspondent Bob Simon, whose career spanned five decades," said Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.

"A major loss in the world of television journalism," said Antonio Mora on Al Jazeera.

"Bob Simon was the best of the best. A reporter's reporter. ... Generous, kind, sharp as a tack and obviously someone who would never hesitate to ask hard questions, but he would ask them kindly," said Randall Pinkston on Al Jazeera.

Others reminisced about the journalist's five-decade career — one in which he reported on the Vietnam War, conflicts in the Middle East and was even held captive in Iraqi prisons for some 40 days. 

"He covered virtually every major overseas conflict in the 1960s, most notably in the Middle East," recounted Anderson Cooper on CNN.

"He was a '60 Minutes' correspondent for 19 seasons. This was his 19th season. He just had a report on this Sunday about Selma," said Brian Stelter on CNN.

Simon is survived by his wife and one daughter, who is a producer for "60 Minutes."

Click here or scroll down to see how the world reacted on social media.

This video includes images from Getty Images and Danny Castaneda / CC BY NC SA 2.0​.

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