Morley Safer, the renowned storyteller best known as the longest-serving correspondent in 60 Minutes history, has passed away at 84. His soothing voice at the helm of the award-winning show is one countless Americans came to count on as a window to the world and current events since he joined the CBS show in 1970. He filed his last report this past March, and was involved in 919 reports during his tenure.
CBS announced Safer's retirement just last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective looking back at his career on Sunday (watch it above). Many will remember Safer for his gentlemanly demeanor and the way he made interviewees feel at ease, and his epic career spanning seven decades, which covered everything from cutting-edge health journalism to harrowing war coverage. We'll also always remember him as the saving grace to our Sunday night malaise as we heard his gentle, assertive croon, "This is Morley Safer reporting..."