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Tim Russert

Born: 1950-05-07 - Died: 2008-06-13
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Timothy John Russert collapsed apparently due to a heart attack while recording voice overs for his show Meet the Press at an NBC News studio in Washington D.C.

Paramedics were called and attempted to defibrillate Russert's heart three times to no success. He was then taken to Sibley Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

His last words were "What's Happening" - a greeting for his next episode of Meet the Press.

Who was Tim Russert : Tim Russert was best known as the longest-serving moderator of the NBC News program "Meet the Press".

He also appeared frequently on the Today Show and Hardball, and had his own show on CNBC/MSNBC. His work primarily focused on politics, but he was also an avid fan of the Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.

In 2008, Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was also a lawyer.
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