09/02/2012 08:55 EDT | Updated 11/02/2012 05:12 EDT

Longtime CBC broadcaster Bob Johnstone dead at 82

One of the most distinguished and cherished radio personalities in Canada has died.

Bob Johnstone passed away Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

He was renowned for his storytelling.

For decades, his "Today in History" feature was a staple of local CBC radio programs across the country.

But he was also a distinguished journalist, especially as a court and crime reporter for CBC News and at the beginning of his career, at the Toronto Star newspaper.

Johnstone was also one of the first reporters with CBC Television's the fifth estate.

Johnstone died from cancer. He was 82.