Tim Russert, dead at 58.
What a terrible shock. My sympathy to his family and friends.
9:45 pm: Edited to add: Melissa covers Tim over at Shakesville. She includes Tom Brokaw's broadcast obit. Poor fellow, he could barely keep it together. My heart goes out to all who loved him.
Love this quip by Melissa:
UPDATE 2: If there is consciousness after death, I am, upon reflection, quite certain that Tim Russert is cursing that he died just in time for the Friday evening news hole—an observation I make with the sort of wry news junky humor that I suspect Russert appreciated.I read it to Sweetie and he and I both chuckled. Neither of us can think of a better way to go: quickly and doing what you love.
But too soon. Much too soon.