- "He was a warrior-poet who loved life and loved people," says Anderson Cooper
- Simon joined CBS in 1967 as a reporter and editor based in New York
- He and his wife, Françoise, have one daughter, who is a producer for "60 Minutes"
(CNN)"60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, died Wednesday in a car accident in New York, CBS News reported. He was 73.
Condolences to the family of my friend and long-time colleague, CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon.— Dan Rather (@TheDanRather) February 12, 2015
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— Larry King (@kingsthings) February 12, 2015
CNN's Catherine E. Shoichet and Shimon Prokupecz contributed to this report.