(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
YOU WERE A GREAT NEWSMAN AND I LOVED YOUR PROGRAM, I PRAY THAT GOD BLESSES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.
This is sad. I liked Tim Russert and he was a good journalist. God Bless his wife and son.
Oh my goodness. Not Tim. He's one of my favorite newscasters. What a wonderful man. This is such a shock. I just tuned into him the other day. Rest in peace Tim. And thank you for being the consumate professional in reporting the news. I'll miss you. My deepest condolescences to his family and friends. May God be with them all at this time.
You will be missed Mr. Russert. R.I.P.
This is very sad news. He was and will always be one of the best I have ever had the honor of watching and reading. My prayers go out to his family and those that worked with him.
Sad indeed, just a great loss. My heart goes to the family.
First Ed Bradley...now Tim Russert. As soon as I heard the news, my heart literally dropped. This is a sad day and we have lost one of the last truly great journalist and political commentators of our generation. My prayers go out to his family, friends and fans alike.
I thought very highly of Tim, and I will miss his political insight. A truly sad day for america.
With so few REAL investigative political journalists left these days as opposed to all the coporate lackies that pollute the airways..............................he will sorely be missed.
RIP Mr. Russert
Great guy....Sad Day
Tim, we will always love you. Thank you for your superior skills. You constantly provided a non-biased view on all of the many events that occurred in the last 20 years. You're the greatest!!!
All I can say is...I am so shocked. I hope he goes to heaven. I pray for goods greatest comfort for his family right now.
A very sad day. Journalism, and our democracy has lost a lion today.
A true journalist. A patriot. A sad day not for media, but for United States.
This shocked the heck out of me.
Rest in peace Tim.
I did not care for Tim Russert to me he was very biased as all of NBC media, however i am sorry for the loss to his family and friends. He probably knows who wins now.
Just saw this and my jaw dropped, how sad! I really liked Tim Russert, I felt he tried to be fair and unbiased in his reporting. He also seemed like kind man. How sad, my condolences to his family
I am stunned. I loved hearing his commentary and insight. My deepest condolensces for his family and friends.
That's just terrible. God bless his family, friends and colleagues. He cannot be replaced.
Too young!!!! May he rest in peace.
This is truly a shame...he will be missed.
My God, I am so very saddened and devastated by this. Tim, rest in peace good man. You will always be remembered for your strength, tenacity and convictions. Heaven has received a great angel today. My condolences to your family.
That is a true shame. A signifigant loss to all of us.
My sympathies and thoughts are with his family.
My Heart Condolences to Tim Russet's Family…
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
He was my favorite and I never missed Meet the Press.