Benjamin Bradlee, the respected and charismatic editor of the Washington Post has died at the age of 93.
A World War Two naval veteran and a friend to President John F. Kennedy, Bradlee received the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year for his contributions to journalism.
While at the helm of the Washington Post, Bradlee published the so-called Pentagon Papers – a secret study of the Vietnam War.
Bradlee’s reporters also broke the Watergate scandal which is the stuff of legend.
The paper’s Watergate investigations eventually brought down Richard Nixon’s administration.
In the film adaption of those events, All the President’s Men, Bradlee was portrayed by Jason Robards.
Bradlee died of natural causes at his Washington home reported the BBC.