60 Minutes Mainstay Morley Safer Has Passed Away At Age 84

Four days after his retirement. Damn.

Let's call this a case of doing what you love right up until the very, very end: just four days after his retirement from 60 Minutes, legendary journalist Morley Safer has passed away. He was eighty-four.

It's kind of hard to believe that CBS didn't already have in the can an obituary for someone who'd been with 60 Minutes, but this less-than-two-minute clip seems to suggest that his passing caught some at the network off-guard. That, or they thought the full-length tribute to Safer's life and career that aired on Sunday captured it. So here it is.