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Tim Russert of Meet the Press Dies of a Heart Attack

Breaking: Tim Russert of Meet the Press Dies of a Heart Attack


I couldn't be more sad to report that Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the Press has died of a heart attack. The New York Times reports they heard the news from Russert's family.

Upon announcing the news, Tom Brokaw said, “this news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice.” Russert is survived by his wife Maureen Orth and their adult son, Luke. He was 58 years old.

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KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
that is so sad! i was out of the country, and just heard of this today. I really admired him and enjoyed his interviews of politicians. He had such a warmth about him, and likability. :(
chelles chelles 7 years
My mom said something about the fact that Tim looked like he was smiling with his eyes all the time. He seemed like a genuine, wonderful man and was definitely a damn fine journalist. I will miss him
asjs5 asjs5 7 years
I'm watching the MSNBC goodbye to Tim now, what a great man. I completely respected Tim and will miss him.
caligirl101 caligirl101 7 years
Sunday mornings won't be the same without him.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
this man was so influential to my love and understanding of politics that i felt like i knew him. such a terrible loss. and i'm sad he won't get to see the outcome of this historic election he was such a part of shaping and defining.
ambie_white ambie_white 7 years
its so crazy when you just saw someone one day and then the next they are gone. he was really a great guy and i can say because of him i got into politics after 9/11. o man this is crazy. this also says about people with weight issues too. i mean he looked fine but hello, he did have a weight problem. so there is another wake up call for somebody like me who is struggling with weight and for those too. I pray for his fam and those who was really close to him, keep them in your prayers.
Zarah Zarah 7 years
horrible news! this man was a real journalist, with a capital J. something sorely lacking in the american media the last several years. my heart goes out to his family and friends, because he was much too young to die. i hope that he has been an inspiration to some young up and coming journalism students, and that they will follow in his footsteps.
Zarah Zarah 7 years
horrible news! this man was a real journalist, with a capital J. something sorely lacking in the american media the last several years. my heart goes out to his family and friends, because he was much too young to die. i hope that he has been an inspiration to some young up and coming journalism students, and that they will follow in his footsteps.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Something tells me that tomorrow mornings broadcast of Meet The Press will be the most watched in history.
maisiegirl maisiegirl 7 years
I woke up this morning still not believing that he is gone; it still feels surreal. His straight-forward, balanced perspective and incisive questioning will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. He was a great journalist and appeared to be an even great human being. RIP Tim Russert, your voice will be missed.
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 7 years
i grew up watching "Meet the Press" and i can't believe this. he was two years younger than my own father. my heart goes out to his wife and son, what a horrible loss to endure.
riotgeek riotgeek 7 years
Very sad news. My thoughts are with his family.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 7 years
How awful.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 7 years
How awful.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
This is so terrible! My heart goes out to his family! I have always been a huge fan of his because he was an alum of both my college and law school.
sleekeasy sleekeasy 7 years
i used to watch him with my dad. my dad went earlier this year and now him. you will be dearly missed
windynini windynini 7 years
I am in shock. I can't believe it. This is really sad, such a great mind and voice lost to us so suddenly.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 7 years
This was shocking to me as I went through my RSS feed... wow. What a loss.. RIP
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I was (and still am) in shock when I heard he had passed away. It doesn't seem real. I feel heartbroken. Tim Russert seemed like such a genuine man and amazing at his profession; no one could ever replace him, his presence was extremely strong. My prayers go out to his family; I cannot imagine how hurt they are feeling considering they were just in Italy together.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I was (and still am) in shock when I heard he had passed away. It doesn't seem real. I feel heartbroken.Tim Russert seemed like such a genuine man and amazing at his profession; no one could ever replace him, his presence was extremely strong. My prayers go out to his family; I cannot imagine how hurt they are feeling considering they were just in Italy together.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
This is horrible! He was so young. I can't believe it.
sgdish sgdish 7 years
Shocking...and sad. He was the best at what he did, and will be missed!
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 7 years
There could not have been a nicer person in the media and what a great role model. He proved that nice guys can achieve success and without the cheap shots that his colleagues use every day.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
I spent two summers and winter breaks interning for Meet the Press in the early 90s and I cannot tell you how much I learned from him in that time. My favorite moments would be hanging around the set pre and post tapings to hear his thoughts and just to see his interaction with the guests when the cameras were off. He was the consummate professional and treated his interns in the same manner as his full-time staff - with respect. My Sunday mornings will not be the same without him.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
I spent two summers and winter breaks interning for Meet the Press in the early 90s and I cannot tell you how much I learned from him in that time. My favorite moments would be hanging around the set pre and post tapings to hear his thoughts and just to see his interaction with the guests when the cameras were off. He was the consummate professional and treated his interns in the same manner as his full-time staff - with respect. My Sunday mornings will not be the same without him.
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