Peabody-Winning ’60 Minutes’ Producer Adrian ‘Clem’ Taylor has Died

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By Chris Ariens

ClemTaylorAdrian “Clem” Taylor, who won a Peabody Award for an uplifting “60 Minutes” story on an improbable orchestra in the heart of the Congo, died today. Taylor, 60, had been battling pancreatic cancer since last May and passed away at a hospital in Newark, NJ.

“Clem was a wonderful man, a great friend to so many of us, and a world-class producer,” said Jeff Fager, “60 Minutes” executive producer and the chairman of CBS News.

Taylor spent nearly twenty years at CBS News, in two different stints. He joined “60 Minutes” in 2010. In the late 1990s he was a senior producer for “The Early Show,” and before that, was a producer in the CBS bureaus in Washington and Dallas. Taylor worked the first decade of the 21st century at ABC News, where he produced for “Primetime Live,” “20/20,” and “What Would You Do?” He also spent two years at Fox News producing “Fox Files,” and also had stints at CNBC, ESPN and NPR.