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Tim Russert Dies of a Heart Attack

6/13/2008 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBC News' Tim Russert has died of a heart attack. He was 58.

He was working in NBC's Washington bureau today when he collapsed while recording voice overs.

DC Fire tells us the call came in at 1:41 PM ET. We're told they transported one adult male patient in cardiac arrest to Sibley Hospital where he died.

The "Meet the Press" host and author is survived by his wife, Maureen Orth -- a special correspondent for Vanity Fair -- and their adult son, Luke.

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61.

The Duffys    

Our prayers to his family. My wife and I watched his show every Sunday. Seemed like such a nice man.

2290 days ago
62.

Deliman in the 206    

GOD SPEED TIM YOU WERE A GREAT MAN!

2290 days ago
63.

Liz    

Elecction Night will never be the same!

2290 days ago
64.

VeeCeeBee    

So very very sad!

2290 days ago
65.

Victoria    

R.I.P. Mr. Russert

My sincerest condolences to your family & loved ones.

2290 days ago
66.

The Duchesse    

Shocking...he won so many awards and recognition for his being a father. He must have been really special. My condolences to his loved ones.

2290 days ago
67.

LadyG    

So very sad. My prayers are with his entire family.

2290 days ago
68.

samantha    

As a fan of Meet the Press Tim will be missed. I wish the best to his family

2290 days ago
69.

Attractive?    

62. I am sorry for his family that he is gone, but he was so unfair and completely biased towards Obama that he looked more like a campaign worker for BO than a real journalist.

Posted at 3:52PM on Jun 13th 2008 by GoHillary
Oh be quiet! This is not the time for you silly politics........

2290 days ago
70.

Paula    

He's the only person that kept me interested in today's politics. Very sad, my heart goes out to his family and friends.

2290 days ago
71.

Mike    

So long Tim...I'll miss ya on Sunday mornings.

2290 days ago
72.

Joanie    

Tim Russert was an excellent Journalist and his political commentary and insight on upcoming election will be missed tremendously on NBC. Too young!! God bless him and his family at this very sad time. We will all miss the big guy!

2290 days ago
73.

david    

FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHI CHI CHI CHA CHA CHA CHI CHI CHI CHA CHA CHA CHI CHI CHI CHA CHA CHA

2290 days ago
74.

John    

So sad.

2290 days ago
75.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Who'd you Rather..?

Tim Russert or "Cutie" Couric?

2290 days ago
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