The veteran radio correspondent, Bob Fuss, who was in his 60s, died at his Falls Church home on Sunday, May 27.
According to a close friend and colleague, Peter Maer, the newsman died due to a rare form of leukemia.
The journalist began his career as a freelancer for UPI and later became the chief of the LA bureau of UPI Radio. He was also the major reporter of the presidential campaigns from 1980 to 2012 for the CBS Radio.
Apart from his political side, he also went on to cover a total of 15 Academy Awards ceremonies.
Besides leukemia, Fuss had a birth defect that left him with crutches until his death. But, that didn't stop him from flying high.
Alongside his journalism career, Bob also wrote a book called Kidnapped by Nuns: And Other Stories of a Life on the Radio after he was mistakenly grouped with a group of disabled people by a superfluity of nuns.
Following his death, the family of Bob plans to contribute in his memories to Ability First, Easter Seals and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.