Longtime journalist Morley Safer dies at 84

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(CBS) — Longtime CBS journalist Morley Safer has passed away.

CBS reports that Safer died at the age of 84. Safer was in declining health when he announced his retirement last week; CBS News broadcast a long-planned special hour to honor the occasion on Sunday May 15 that he watched in his home.

He spent more than four decades on 60 minutes.

Read more about his life and contributions to journalism here.

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