TIM RUSSERT DEAD AT 58

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 13, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    I must say I was shocked and stunned to hear about the death of my favorite political reporter, Tim Russert from NBC. He was "politics" and if I wanted to hear the latest.. or the bottom line.. it was "Meet the Press" and Tim.

    But Russert was more than just Mr. Political. He was a dad, a son and a great sports fan and (and a very interesting person). I admired the book he wrote for his Dad... his efforts as a Father and his devotion for the Bills.


    He will certainly be missed!

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    Jun 13, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    They are presuming it was a heart attack. A real eye opener! He is only like a year older than I am.

    I have appts to have my heart checked with an echo cardiogram and stress test. I was thinking that maybe I was being silly. I am not thinking that anymore.

    And it reconfirms my "investment" in a personal trainer without whom I wouldnt be making the progress I am. I went into him saying: If I die, I dont need the money and if I live, I need the body.

    Boy, does Tim's death bring that home and in focus.

    I feel for his dad. What a shock this will be.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 13, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    He was 58
    I think he's had some history of heart problems in the last few years
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    Jun 14, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    I was so saddened by the news. I didn't realize how much I appreciated and admired Mr. Russert until his death entered the news today.

    I will miss his presence on national television. I will miss him deeply.
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    Jun 14, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    Of the two Buffalonians who are major news figures I wish it was Wolf Blitzer who died.... which seems to be the consensus here in Buffalo.
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    Atlazeia saidI was so saddened by the news. I didn't realize how much I appreciated and admired Mr. Russert until his death entered the news today...


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    Jun 14, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    He really was an amazing man. Meet the press has been a staple in my sundays for a long time. RIP
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    Yeah, this is terrible. It would be one thing if he was sick for sometime and we were expecting it, but out of the blue while at work. So sad. I feel bad for whoever will be filling his shoes because this man truly was one of a kind. His family and friends are in my thoughts. Rest in Peace Tim Russert
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    So, so sorry and stunned to hear this terrible news.
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    I don't know why this news hit me harder than some favorite celebrities' deaths. I guess when you watch someone every week over coffee and the Sunday paper, it just seems to be familial.
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    Sad news, I always liked listening to him. I was really shocked.
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    1969er saidI don't know why this news hit me harder than some favorite celebrities' deaths. I guess when you watch someone every week over coffee and the Sunday paper, it just seems to be familial.

    Perhaps because this man had a brain???
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    "An autopsy, performed on the day of his death, determined that his history of diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease lead to sudden cardiac death. The precise cause of death was a cardiac arrhythmia caused by coronary thrombosis of the left anterior descending artery, often called a widow maker in the medical field.[21][2] On the special reports program, Russert's friend Dr. Nancy Newmann stated that the autopsy showed coronary artery disease in the left anterior descending artery, and a fresh blood clot was visible on one of these plaques. This was most certainly the cause of Russert's sudden death."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Russert
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    Jun 14, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    It was pretty shocking to hear of his passing, such a sad story!! He created such a positive outlook on fatherhood, he will be missed!!
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    Jun 14, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    I don't know. I have been in and out of tears all day.
    You see someone you admire every weekend and you just take for granted that they will always be there.. He just wasn't like everyone else. I can't imagine the rest of the election or sunday mornings without him.
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    Jun 14, 2008 4:05 AM GMT
    He was an amazingly decent human being who worked with a dignity and integrity his contemporaries often lack.
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    Jun 14, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    Tim Russert was a class act. A brilliant guy with an everyman demeanor and outlook. Meet the Press was THE best show on politics and The Tim Russert Show where he interviewed many authors with such enthusiasm led me to buy and read many books I might not have. I actually cried when I turned on MSNBC and heard the news. I never do that for any "celebrity". He was just a decent guy who I loved spending Sunday mornings with. Plus he was such a loving son and a loving father to his son Luke. What a loss. What a great example of how to live an honorable and meaningful life.
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    Jun 14, 2008 11:44 AM GMT
    Its interesting to read that people from all over the country are taking Mr. Russert's death hard. I thought people in D.C. were taking it hard because he was a local. If one lived or spent any time in the Tenleytown and Cleveland Park neighborhoods of D.C. you were practically guaranteed to see Tim Russert at least once. The eulogies and appreciations in the papers today make frequent mention of his smile. Its true. He always seemed to be smiling and happy.

    My favorite Tim Russert sighting was at a restaurant called Cactus Cantina. Tim and his wife were seated in the outdoor patio, next to one of the restaurant's large windows. On the the other side of the window a family with a baby was seated. The baby was looking out the window and Tim started using his napkin to play peek-a-boo with the kid. The baby was loving it and Tim seemed to be enjoying it just as much. It was an amusing contrast to his tough, no-nonsense questioning of guests on his show.
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    Jun 14, 2008 11:51 AM GMT
    I have been a political junky all my life and followed Tim since 1991. When there was a political election or information or election night it would always be Tim who I would turn to for information. Now I feel like I have no one to look to for that type of insight and information. Election 2008........won't be the same now.

    On another note, Hopefully I can be the type of family guy he was to his son and Dad and wife.
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    Jun 14, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    I want to die just like Russert (some day). A heart attack is a great way to die - you're doing fine one minute and you're gone the next.

    I've seen too many people die from cancer lately. I never want to go that way.
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    I can't imagine a Sunday morning without him. The world has changed significantly.

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    Jun 14, 2008 2:15 PM GMT
    I have been watching the coverage now for 20 hours. Just in the background as I do other things. But what a great guy. He makes me want to make sure I let my Dad know on Sunday how much he means to me. I know not everyone here has a great relationship with their Dad, but if you do, let them know. Don't wait till it is too late. If you did not have a great Dad, but you had a neighbor Dad, Scout Master, awesome teacher, whatever, let them know and pass it on. My Dad did not have a father, his ran out on the family just before he was born, but he had some great mentors, and I thank God for them. They gave him something and from that he became a great Dad.
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    Jun 14, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    The man Tim Russert was is the man I aspire to be someday. I can't wait to have a family of my own. I've learned so much about him in the past 24 hours. He's truly an inspiration to me now.
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    Jun 14, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    i was and am pretty shocked... he always seemed so full of life...
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    Jun 15, 2008 4:06 AM GMT

    R.I.P.