Tim Russert has died

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BearSwampChick, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Tim Russert of NBC News has died of an apparent heart attack.
  2. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    I just heard about that, he was a great man and so young. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Much too young and so sudden. Never know how many days you have on this earth, do you?
  4. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Castroville, Texas
    It's wierd because I usually watch him with my Dad every week.
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    I was going to post the news earlier, but to be honest I have been too upset. No celebrity/news person/politician passing has had this effect on me. I feel like I grew up with him and Sunday mornings and election nights will never be the same...RIP.
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    One of the better journalists out there, for sure. And far too young--his son had just graduated college. Awful.
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    How Awful! I have always looked forward to his segments on the Today show! Elections just won't be the same. [​IMG]
  8. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Central Michigan
    He seemed to be quite the family man and a real down to earth guy...so sad.
  9. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    I watched him on everything. Morning Joe, elections, Sundays. CNBC. It feels like you've lost a member of your family almost. So young!!
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    This is from MSNBC.
    NBC News and MSNBC
    updated 15 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after suffering a heart attack at the bureau. He was 58.

    Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed. He was rushed to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

    Russert’s physician, Michael Newman, said cholesterol plaque ruptured in an artery, causing sudden coronary thrombosis.

    Russert had earlier been diagnosed with asymptomatic coronary artery disease, but it was well-controlled with medication and exercise, and he had performed well on a stress test in late April, Newman said. An autopsy revealed that he also had an enlarged heart, Newman said.​

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