Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, has died. He was 67.
Jennings announced in April that he had lung cancer. Fellow ABC News anchor Charles Gibson says Jennings died at his apartment.
Jennings' announcement four months ago that he would begin treatment for lung cancer came as a shock.
In a taped message, his voice husky, Jennings said: "I will continue to do the broadcast ... On good days, my voice will not always be like this.''
But although Jennings occasionally went to the office, he never again appeared on the air.
ABC News President David Westin issued a statement saying: "Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways. None of us will be the same without him.''