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Ed Bradley Dies of Leukemia

11/9/2006 2:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Legendary CBS newsman Ed Bradley passed away earlier this morning at the age of 65.

Sources connected with CBS tell TMZ that several days ago, as a result of leukemia, doctors removed Bradley's spleen and subsequently his body shut down.

Bradley, who won 19 Emmys during his 25-year stint with "60 Minutes," had been ill for some time and underwent heart surgery about a year ago.

Bradley first joined the staff of "60 Minutes" in 1981 when Dan Rather left to replace Walter Cronkite as the anchor of the "CBS Morning News."

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Leonard    

To post #16: hey Freddy Jr., you really shouldn't have stopped taking your meds dude!

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32.

TJ    

He was such a class act and an outstanding journalist. He will be missed by all of us. Our heart felt sympathies to his family during this difficult time.

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Rachel    

I can't imagine having to actually live near the Phelps "family". (Now there's a case for the horrors of inbreading!) Did you see the interview on Foxnews with one of the daughters? I would say the ugly one, but really, they're all hideous so that wouldn't narrow it down. Anyway, she really got bitch-slapped around about the Amish girls. Hilarious! Can you imagine the party after the old fu*k dies and is sent on his merry journey to hell? Now that will be a celebration.

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Pieta    

HEY NUMBER 16

16

16

YOU THERE?


You are one sick pig. Why don't you take your anger out and join a terrorist training camp in Middle East. Your poison is not welcome here. Your sick viewpoints are spat on by us. I SPIT ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sure America seems screwed up right now - but be warned, when the chips are down WE ALWAYS UNITE. That is the glory and power of America - that is why the world is jealous of us. Talk your sh*t elsewhere - BE GONE YOU AMERICA HATING PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Jane    

Mr. Bradley was such a cool yet classy guy. I'm so sad to hear this news and send my thoughts and prayers to his family and those that loved him. He seemed like a really approachable, honest man with a killer sense of humour and well-timed wit!

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Gen-X    

Freddy Jr, you are obviously the one who is in hell or you wouldn't be posting ignorant crap on a tribute page to a great man. All the people you attempt to smear in your post are praying for you from heaven, asking the Universe to help you get a clue to be free from suffering.

2848 days ago
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Jeanine    

What a huge loss...he was a great journalist and human being. He'll be missed for a long time to come.

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elizabethhasselSKANK    

I watch 60 minutes faithfully! i will miss Ed and his cool earring (i always thought he was cool) 60 minutes really is one of the last "news" magazines out there.
Ed will be missed.
Rest in Peace Ed Bradley.

2848 days ago
39.

MommaT    

FREDDY..............you have the right to voice your EVIL opinion.

I have that same right as well.

Your intimidation tactics towards the other posts are worthless......just like you.

This site is for “intelligent” people to comment on and from the sounds of your rantings, you are not one of them.

Please remove yourself from here.

If you want to vent/voice your idiotic rantings and ravings, go somewhere else to do it. Anywhere but here.

The only reason you prefer to come to this site is to see how much more hate you can stir up.

Your evil sick twisted father has taught you well.

You do not speak for the entire State of Kansas, which is where I live.

I strongly suggest that you shut the hell up.

I am fed up with you and your family. You want a debate, bring it on little boy.

You ain’t ready for the big league…………

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40.

Mad Balls    

I think you have used the bible to spread hate Mr. Freddy Jr. and in doing so you have gone against the will of God . It is clearly written in the Bible that God will be the final judge and all will be judge equally . You have placed yourself on a level with God and in doing so you have the appearance of " A FALSE PROPHET " . I must say that in thinking you are doing Gods' work you are indeed in the Devils' hand . Remember -- God = LOVE .......THE DEVIL = Evil ....do not confuse the two again .

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Alyn Brodsky    

I think it's a damn shame that this truly good man had to die, yet so many miserable Republican Fundamentalist Right-Wing Taliban correspondents continue to thrive

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42.

Pieta    

Hey Freddy Jr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your words mean nothing. You are a joke. You will rot in hell alone for all of the military funerals you protest at.

You don't know God.

You don't know the word of God.

You are the leader of some sick cult.

You are weak.

You are sick.

Anyone reasonable immediately rejects your hateful words.

YOU ARE A JOKE..................WHO THE HELL WOULD TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY EXCEPT THE WEAK MINDED PEOPLE IN YOUR CULT.

Your hatred will backfire one day----mark my words.

For now all I do is laugh at you.

And for others - here is a website that should be taken as seriously as Freddy's:

http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/

2848 days ago
43.

Pieta    


Mother Godfrey.......................meet Freddy jr.



OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More hatred displayed while people are trying to pay homage to Mr. Bradley. Shame!!!!!!!!!!

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44.

jeff    

ed was a great journalist, and will be remembered. but dan rather joined the cbs evening news , not the morning new as was reported on this website

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Smart,Handsome and well endowed    

Please TMZ posters...
I know it's diffcult but lets ALL try and not respond to that WBC idiot guy, just read it or better yet scroll right past it, why bother according to him we're all gonna go to hell which is okay with me, if I don't have to spend the hereafter with crazy, hateful f***s like him!

Good gosh, I didn't think that TMZ would bother with reporting this sad story. After all, Ed Bradley didn't hang out, toot up, whore out or otherwise make a spectale of himself. He just worked to report the news. I will never forget when he was reporting on the boat people trying to escape from Vietnam and he and his crew were on some beach in Cambodia filming when this overladen boat started to flounder in the surf. They stopped what they were doing to go into the surf to help the people ashore.
Class act all the way!
All them 60 Minutes guys are really getting old!

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