By Cathy Payne Updated at 2012-04-08 16:16:43 +0000


Mike Wallace, known for his tough interviews on 60 Minutes, has died, the Associated Press reported. The CBS newsman was 93.

Wallace died Saturday night, CBS announced in a statement Sunday. He died at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn.

"It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace," said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation. "His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence. His loss will be felt by all of us at CBS."

CBS said a program dedicated to Wallace will be broadcast on 60 Minutes on April 15.

Wallace was famous for interviewing celebrities and newsmakers, including Malcolm X.

The Emmy-winning reporter was born on May 9, 1918, in Brookline, Mass.