I was saddened today to hear the sudden death of Tim Russert, the NBC newsman and longtime host of the Sunday morning NBC TV staple "Meet the Press." Mr. Russert suffered a heart attack in his office in Washington D.C while he was doing a voiceover for "Meet the Press." He was 58 years old.
Mr. Russert had hosted the "Red Sox Nation Presidential Debate" earlier this year (pictured), and was a devoted sports fan, and his favorite sports team was his hometown Buffalo Bills. He had become something of a Red Sox fan, as well as the Boston College sports teams.
He also made a brief appearance in the documentary that I appeared in as well, "Blessed! Still We Believe 2." He was seen at Fenway in one of the scenes with columnist Mike Barnicle.
Here is more on Mr. Russert's untimely death, from AOL News: http://news.aol.com/story/_a/nbcs-tim-russert-dies-at-58/20080613154109990001
My sympathies to all the family and friends of Tim Russert. He was a terrific newsman, and he will be deeply missed.