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Chess Champ Bobby Fischer Dead at 64

Bobby Fischer, the reclusive American chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died. He was 64. Fischer died in a Reykjavik, Iceland hospital. There was no immediate word on the cause of death.

David Edmonds, co-author of the book, Bobby Fischer Goes to War, speaks with Steve Inskeep

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