Oh no. 2009 is not doing us right! Another legend has passed. Walter Cronkite went off to the great big newsroom in the sky today at the age 92. Walter’s family said he died at 7:42 tonight in New York. Walter’s cause of death is not known yet, but a few weeks ago his family said he was suffering from cerebrovascular disease.
Walter was the anchor on the CBS news from 1962 to 1981. He delivered news of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and also announced the first moon landing in 1969. Walter would end each broadcast with his signature line: “And that’s the way it is.”
Walter is survived by his three children and his many grandchildren.
May Walter rest in peace….. He will always be an American icon and will forever be missed.