Tim Russert, a GREAT American journalist died suddenly today of a heart attack. He was an incredible talent and amazing reporter who was all about authenticity and honestly. He will be sorely missed.
What I find amazing, however, is that within minutes of the announcement of his death, Wikipedia was updated to reflect his life in the past tense:
Timothy John Russert, Jr. (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008) was an American journalist who hosted NBC‘s Meet the Press. He was NBC News‘ Washington Bureau Chief and hosted a weekly interview program on MSNBC Tim Russert. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC’s The Today Show and Hardball. He co-hosted the network’s presidential Election Night coverage and presented the polling results of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News. Russert collapsed and died at his office in Washington on June 13, 2008. He died of a heart attack..