tim russert dies od heart attack at age 58

Tim Russert has died

My pesonal favorite NBC newsman, Tim Russert died of a heart attack Friday. He was 58 years of age.

Dr. Michael Newman issued a statement revealing Russert's autopsy results, which showed that a heart attack took the life of the Meet the Press host.

"Russert, age 58, was known to have asymptomatic coronary artery disease, which resulted in hardening of his coronary arteries," Newman said.

A fresh clot ruptured in Russert's left anterior descending coronary artery, causing the fatal heart attack. The autopsy also revealed that NBC's Washington bureau chief had an enlarged heart, he said.

He will be missed.

Tom Brokaw reporting Russerts death

Author: christin Posted: 6/16/2008
Tags: dead  Tim Russert