Esteemed British-American editor Sir Harold Evans died on Wednesday (September 24) at the age of 92.
His wife said he passed away from congestive heart failure in New York.
Evans was best-known for his work as a hard-driving investigative journalist in a career that spanned 70 years.
He was also a magazine founder, book publisher, and author, making him one of the most influential media figures of his generation.
A former editor of Britain's Sunday Times and, at the time of his death, Reuters editor-at-large -- Evans put a unique stamp on investigative reporting.
He championed causes either overlooked or denied.
With the help of his team, he was responsible for uncovering human rights abuses and political scandals.
One of his best known exposés covered the plight of hundreds of British thalidomide children, who had never received any compensation for their birth defects.
Evans was born to what he called a "respectable working class" family.
He received one of the highest honors of the British monarchy when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2004 for his services to British journalism.