Drew Griffin, a renowned CNN investigative journalist, died at the age of 60.

Drew Griffin, CNN's Senior Investigative Correspondent, passed away on Saturday after a protracted battle with Cancer. He was 60.

Griffin was a gifted storyteller with a well-earned reputation for holding influential people and institutions accountable.

Chris Licht, the CEO of CNN, told employees that Drew's passing was "a heartbreaking loss to CNN and our whole profession." 

The work of Drew, a highly respected investigative Journalist, "embodied the objective of this organization in every manner" and "had great influence."

Griffin spent nearly two decades as a member of CNN's investigative team, working on countless stories and documentaries. 

Andrew Charles Griffin was born on October 21, 1962.

His mother, Judith Anne Griffin, worked as a lawyer.

His Father, Michael James Griffin, was an Army veteran who later worked in Illinois, Highway Department as a civil engineer.

Mr. Griffin earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., Ill.

He began his career in journalism as a reporter and cameraman for WICD-TV in Champaign