Tim Russert dead at 58

One of the greats of journalism is gone.

NBC’s Tim Russert dead at 58

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.

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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.

Rest in peace, Tim Russert. A pity you won’t be here to witness the results of the presidential election you have covered so well through the primaries.

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