(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
I truly will miss Tim Russert. He was one of the best political journalist today
Over the years, depending upon whether your candidate was winning or losing at the time, you either hated or loved Tim Russert. It was, however, always more a perception of how you feel your candidate should have been treated, and not a bias on Mr. Russert's part.
He was the most knowledgeable, entertaining political jounalist out there and I will miss not being able to hear his analysis during the general election this year.
He was my Sunday morning hug!!!!
He was the man and I will truly miss his reporting and I pray for him and his family
Very Painful...Really Very Painful.........He is one of the best man on television
I will miss him. I always thought he had integrity and tried to be fair. Bless you.
I'll miss him. God be with him...
This is an tremendous loss not only for the news industry but also for many of us, who rely on quality reports of the Washington. I have had an enourmous respect for Mr. Russert. He is too young, which makes me speechless. Praying for his family.
TO ME HE WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST, I WILL MISS HIM.
MY SINCERE CONDOLEANCE TO HIS FAMILY
It is so sad when someone this young is taken so suddenly, I know I have been their, condolences to his family
RIP Mr. Russert.
Mr.Russert will be sadly missed by all. My thoughts and my Prayers go out to his family and friends. May God hold them all in His loving hands.
Connie from Indiana
My condolence goes to His family , NBC, and his friends
My heart goes out to you and your family. Sunday Mornings want be the same without you, You will be missed. God Bless You and You are in my prayers.
I am truly a fan. I am sorry you will not be with us to see the finish line of what you have called "an amazing race".
My prayers to your family. God be with you all through this great loss.
Im Shocked, Very Sad News, RIP Tim, you will be missed!
My prayers and thoughts our with his family. I think I speak for many people when I say this is a terrible shock. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.
Tim Russert will be greatly missed, especially as a responsible and diligent journalist.
I loved listening to Tim interview guests on Meet the Press, the only Sunday politics show that I regularly watched. I am still in shock and deeply saddened.
My prayers are with the Russert family. I know Tim was a man of God, and is being greeted by angels as we speak.
Rest in peace, Mr. Russert–a smart, honest, and savvy newsman. You'll be missed.
I am shocked and saddened by this news. I always knew he spoke honestly and truthfully. He is truely one of the most respected journalist that Ive been watching on TV.
Many condolences to his family and friends
We'll miss you.
With all the heat the media is taking right now, his loss seems even greater. He was a man of integrity and intelligence. I will miss him tremendously – I trusted him. This is a sad day indeed and his family must be beside themselves. Godspeed, Russert family.
Russ was the best of the bunch. He was a gentleman but he was tough on everyone on Meet the Press. I'll miss him.
One of the best journalists in this country. RIP