Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert Has Died

Breaking: Tim Russert has died at the age of 58.

My deepest sympathies go out to Tim's father, who Tim lovingly called "Big Russ", Tim's wife, Maureen Orth, and Tim's son, Luke, who lost his Dad just a couple days before Father's Day.


WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News' Washington bureau chief and the moderator of "Meet the Press," died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s "Meet the Press" program when he collapsed, the network said. He and his family had recently returned from Italy, where they celebrated the graduation of Russert’s son, Luke, from Boston College.

No further details were immediately available.

Also at:
- NYT Caucus blog
- Buffalo News

A Talking Points Memo YouTube production, "Tom Brokaw Reports Death of Tim Russert":