U.S. news producer Adrian 'clem' Taylor has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 60 year old died on Friday (21Mar14) at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey. He had been battling the disease since last May (13).

Taylor had spent almost 20 years at CBS News, where he initially served as a producer in Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas, before taking charge of The Early Show.

He moved to ABC News in the early 2000s and produced shows like Primetime Live and 20/20, and later enjoyed stints at Fox News, Cnbc and Espn.

Taylor went back to Cbs in 2010, when he became the producer of popular news programme 60 Minutes.

He won eight Emmy Awards throughout his career and also scooped a Peabody Award for his work last year (13).