Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes dies at 65

Thursday, November 9, 2006

The 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley has died today at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York at the age of 65 after a struggle with leukemia.

"It's an incredibly sad day for everyone at CBS News. Ed was a phenomenal reporter and a great man," Senior Broadcast Producer Bill Owens told CBSNews. "Never have the words, 'he will be missed' meant more."

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bradley was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Bradley's condition worsened two weeks ago and he contracted pneumonia and succumbed to the disease.