The New York Times‘ Lens Blog has published a 1971 interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson that was rediscovered in 2011. Here’s a quote by HCB:
I don’t realize that Capa and Chim are dead. Because in this profession, we are gone for a year or two years and we don’t see each other. And then he comes. I knew Capa was dead when I saw the book “Images of War.” Before that, he was not dead at all, just somebody you don’t see for some time.
You can find the second part of the interview here.