Mike Wallace, the CBS newsman who interviewed celebrities, politicians, athletes, and just about any other public figure that somehow became newsworthy, died Saturday night in a Connecticut care facility at the age of 93. His hard-hitting sit-downs helped make 60 Minutes the most successful prime-time news show ever. Right up until he was slowed by heart surgery on the cusp of his 90th birthday in 2008, Wallace was still logging interviews with Mitt Romney and Jack Kevorkian, and notably predicted that he'd retire "when my toes turn up," adding "they're just beginning to curl a trifle.…It's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quite what they used to be."
Wallace was married four times, including his latest marriage in 1986 to former friend and colleague Ted Yates's widow, Mary Yates Wallace. Besides his wife, Wallace is survived by his son, Chris, a stepdaughter, Pauline Dora, and stepson Eames Yates.