TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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."

64 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
61.

Tommie    

WOW! THIS CAUGHT ME OFFGUARD. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT ED BRADLEY HAD CANCER. HE WAS A GREAT JOURNALIST/REPORTER AND HE EXEMPLIFIED PROFESSIONALISM ALONG WITH A COOL, DOWN TO EARTH PRESENCE ON SCREEN. IT IS SUCH A GREAT LOSS FOR CBS. MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY! HE WILL BE MISSED.

2811 days ago
62.

Tommie    

TO#16-FREDDY KRUEGER

YOU ARE UNNECESSARILY TAKING UP SPACE ON THIS EARTH THAT SHOULD BE USED BY SOMEONE THAT IS HUMAN. SOMEONE EVIDENTLY LEFT YOUR CAGE DOOR OPEN AND YOU CAME OUT ON ALL FOURS. FOR HUMANITIES SAKE, HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BE RECAPTURED!

2811 days ago
63.

BeenThere    

I was so sorry to hear this. He was such a fine reporter.....very dignified and classy, even though I am sure he had to suffer through a lot of discrimination during the early years of his journalism career. May God bless his soul and comfort his wife and CBS family.

2810 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Around The Web