Ernest Hemingway was not only a famous American writer — he had a larger-than-life persona.
His legend lives on, even as an important anniversary is marked this weekend – Saturday, July 2 is the 50th anniversary of his death.
Hemingway spent his life traveling around the world, redefining the way we think about reading and writing.
While he was a master at his craft, depression eventually got the best of him.
On July 2, 1961, in his cabin in Ketchum, Idaho, Hemingway took his own life, in his foyer, with a shotgun.
Ninety-three-year old Bud Purdy, one of Hemingway’s hunting companions, and one of the last people to witness the depression that clouded his final years, recalls the day the world lost a literary genius.
“Early Show” co-anchor Jeff Glor reports.