(CNN) - Tim Russert, who became one of America's leading political journalists as the host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died Friday, according to the network. He was 58.
He collapsed and died at work, according to the network. He had just returned from a family vacation in Italy to celebrate the graduation of his son, Luke, from Boston College.
Russert joined the network in 1984 and quickly established himself as the face of the network's political coverage
One of the greatest journalist of our time. We didn't have him nearly long enough. Heaven's gain is surely our greatest loss. RIP Tim. We will miss you.
The two Hillary supporters who said "good riddance" and "RIP".....have shocked and disturbed me to my core. I was shocked and hurt by the news about Tim but I am stunned that any human being could say those things so callously about another human being.
Too bad he was so biased in his politics as a journalist. He would have gotten more respect from some of us in the end. I always felt he leaned toward the left a little too much for my liking, but then most journalist do.
I absolutely loved this guy. I had always thought he was one of the most inciteful media figures of our time. This is a huge loss to MSNBC.
To anyone who would suggest that this man was squarely in Obama corner, I hope someone smacks some sense into you. This guy was as fair to both sides as you can be, and to challenge his professionalism and neutrality on the day of his death, I say you are one horrible, disgusting person. You should be ashamed.
Much love to Tim Russert and his family. He was the last of a dying breed of true journalists.
This is terrible! My heart goes out to his family. Sunday mornings will never be the same!
Many poeple go to church on Sunday. But for me, always, "If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press."
Wow, Tim; I can't believe you, man.
Whom will I hang out with Sunday, now that you are gone?
Aside from Matt Lauer & Tom Brokaw, Mr. Russert was the only person I believed when he opened his mouth. What a sad day for the NBC news family. This election will certainly be laxking a strong, trusted voice. My heart goes out to his family.
...what else can I say? ...except, that the Good die young.
How unfortunate for all of us.
Some people here have some real blackness in their souls.
I feel as if I lost an old friend. Every Sunday morning I would grab my coffee and watch Meet the Press. He was the journalist I felt I could trust to deliver the truth of a story. The world has lost a great man. My prayers go to his family, and friends.
Rest in Peace "Tim" you will be missed & Remembered!!
The saddest part is that he will not be here on election night with his chalk board to call the results. You could tell that he was genuinely enjoying this campaign season.
Never agreed with his liberal stance, but he seemed like a good man. He will be missed. May he make it to The Lord. Godspeed.
This is really shocking!!!
He was a great journalist and my sincere condolence to his family.
He sure will be greatly missed.
Wow, what a shock. Russert was by far the most influential, professional, and most compelling anchor.
This sent a shock to my system! I was REALLY REALLY REALLY looking forward to his election night coverage on what could be one of America's most historic moments if Obama was elected.
Holy cow, there is no replacing this guy. You can't even dream to get someone else. :-(
RIP Tim...What a loss!
I did not know TIm Russert, but like so many others, I am deeply moved by his death. He just seemed like a wonderful, hard-working, brilliant, family oriented guy. He was truly a giant, and truly one of the great ones. His relationship with his dad, his wife, his son, his co-workers, his Bills, and all of us...we are richer for it. Rest In Peace. Kaddish.
Wow. He was the last of the fair, honest commentators who asked the hard questions and got the straight anwers. Tim will be missed.
I just tuned in to MSNBC and heard the tragic news. I still cannot believe it, I'm so shocked and so sad.
He was a credit to his profession.
My heartfelt condolences to his family. You are not alone in your grief.
You will be greatly missed, Tim, and always remembered.
Rest in peace.
Well I was trying to say a small prayer, somehow look like everytime I go to put a prayer on this blog it is thrown out. CNN do you believe in prayer? My prayers do go out to Mr. Russert's family.
you will be missed
He was one of THE most insightful and ACCURATE and HONEST people on television.
Our family will miss him also. May God bless his family at this difficult time.