The Washington Post obituary, “Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93” is available here.

Below are the full statements from Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Martin Baron, and Donald Graham, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and Leonard Downie, Jr.:

“Members of The Post family past and present, and indeed all who pursue excellence in journalism, owe a great debt of gratitude to Ben Bradlee for setting and achieving the highest journalistic standards. Ben has been the heart and soul of The Post newsroom for decades. He brought honor to our publication and to the profession he loved. Our hearts go out to Sally and the Bradlee family at this sad time.”
-Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Publisher

“Ben Bradlee has made an indelible mark on history and on our profession. His spirit has been an inspiration to generations of journalists, demonstrating what our profession can achieve when it is led with courage and an unwavering commitment to truth. As we mourn his passing, we remain guided by the high standards he set in building one of the world’s greatest newsrooms.”
-Martin Baron, Executive Editor

“The story of the modern Washington Post starts the day Kay Graham made Ben Bradlee the editor of the paper. He was the best. He pushed as hard as an editor can push to print the story of the Pentagon Papers; he led the team that broke the Watergate story. And he did much more. His drive to make the paper better still breathes in every corner of today’s Post newsroom.”
-Donald Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Graham Holdings Company

“Ben was a true friend and genius leader in journalism. He forever altered our business. His one unbending principle was the quest for the truth and the necessity of that pursuit. He had the courage of an army. Ben had an intuitive understanding of the history of our profession, its formative impact on him and all of us. But he was utterly liberated from that. He was an original who charted his own course. We loved him deeply, and he will never be forgotten or replaced in our lives.”
-Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

“When I was a young investigative reporter in the late 1960s, working on a series of articles about the financial exploitation of black homeowners involving many of Washington’s then numerous savings and loan associations, Ben made a rare appearance at my desk and asked what I was working on. With his characteristic short attention span, Ben interrupted my overly long answer to tell me that he had just met with the heads of those savings loans in his office and that they had threatened to pull all their advertising from The Post if he published the articles I was working on. I wasn’t able to breathe until he clapped my shoulder in his characteristic way and said, ‘Just get it right, kid.’ The Post published the series, and the savings and loans pulled all their ads for a year, but neither Ben nor anyone else told me that they did. I had only been at the paper for a few years, but I knew then that I’d want to spend my entire career there.”
-Leonard Downie, Jr., former Washington Post Executive Editor (1991-2008)