Chris Wallace Remembers Father Mike Wallace as His ‘Best Friend’

“He was the best reporter I have ever known”

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace says his father Mike Wallace, who became his "best friend" in his final years, died surrounded by loved ones.

“My Dad was everything you saw on television: fascinating and funny, challenging and exasperating," the younger Wallace said in a statement, after his father's death Saturday at 93.

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"He was the best reporter I have ever known. And while work often came first for him, over the last 20 years, he worked hard to make connections with his family. He became my best friend. And at the end, he was surrounded by children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. I already miss him terribly.”

MIke Wallace, who retired in 2008 after four decades on "60 Minutes," died Saturday at a care facility in New Haven, Conn.