Walter Cronkite’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 4, 1916

Death Date

July 17, 2009

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death




The journalist Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Trusted anchor of CBS Evening News for over 30 years who has won a Peabody Award and a TCA Career Achievement Award.

He married Mary Elizabeth Maxwell in 1940, and the couple had three children.



“In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.” (Walter Cronkite)


“Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” (Walter Cronkite)


“A liberal to me is one who – and it suits some of the dictionary definitions – is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am.” (Walter Cronkite)


“Our job is only to hold up the mirror – to tell and show the public what has happened.” (Walter Cronkite)


“As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: ‘And that’s the way it is.’ To me, that encapsulates the newsman’s highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.” (Walter Cronkite)