Colleagues mourn Bob Simon, '60 Minutes' correspondent

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:58 AM

Reaction to the death of Bob Simon, a longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent who was killed in a car crash in New York City:

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"I dreamed of being, and still hope to be, a quarter of the writer that Bob Simon is and has been. ... Bob Simon was a legend, in my opinion." -- CNN anchor Anderson Cooper

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"He was a great writer, he was a wonderful colleague, he was a gutsy reporter, a true gentleman and really a stylish, old-school journalist who knew the Middle East as well as any reporter on the map." -- "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft

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"Bob Simon was a giant of broadcast journalism, and a dear friend to everyone in the CBS News family. We are all shocked by this tragic, sudden loss." -- CBS News President David Rhodes

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"Nobody could replicate him, nobody could do it his way. He had that unique touch that people just loved." -- "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan

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"It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times. Bob was a reporter's reporter." -- Jeff Fager, executive producer of "60 Minutes"

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"Heartbreaking news about Bob Simon of 60Minutes, a brilliant writer and reporter and someone I admired deeply." -- Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric via Twitter

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"A true professional and a great human being. A friend to the voiceless everywhere. RIP" -- filmmaker Michael Moore via Twitter