Mike Wallace, the long time journalist at CBS News, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 93.

Wallace's passing was reported by Face the Nation host Bob Scheiffer at the beginning of the program, who said he died in New Haven, Connecticut with his family present.

Wallace was a part of 60 Minutes since its inception in 1968 to his semi-retirement in 2006. He helped shape the program into a prominent news telecast. Wallace was reportedly ill for years before his passing.