NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A private memorial for veteran CBS News reporter Bob Simon is planned for Tuesday at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Representatives of CBS News and the Met said Saturday that the service is intended for family and close friends. A larger public service will be held at a later date.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
Simon, 73, died Wednesday in a car crash on the West Side Highway. Police said he suffered fatal injuries when he was thrown from the back to the front of a livery cab when the car careened out of control near 30th Street.READ MORE: National Pizza Month: More Chefs, Restaurants Pivoting To Pizza Due To The Pandemic
The longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent was known for covering wars and conflicts. But he was also a music lover who reported on several opera stories during his career.
He is survived by his wife, Francoise, and their daughter, Tanya, who is a producer for “60 Minutes.” He adored his grandson, Jack and was expecting another grandchild — Simon’s daughter is six months pregnant.
At the time of his death, he was working with his daughter on a report about the search for a cure for Ebola.MORE NEWS: Former Rudy Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Convicted Of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions
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