Tim Russert Died of Heart Attack at 58
Everyone knows who Tim Russert was. He was NBC’s political icon. If there was political news, Tim Russert was there. He is probably best known for his role as host of Meet the Press on Sunday mornings. I’ve only had the chance to watch the show a handful of times as I’m either in church or on my way there when it airs.
Tim Russert died on Friday, June 13, of a heart attack. He was on the job recording voiceovers for Sunday’s show when he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital where efforts to revive him failed.
I’m not that well informed on what kind of person he was. I’m not even sure of his political views. So I can’t say whether he was a good man, or if he was an anti-American liberal. So I won’t get into all of that in this post.
What this news does make me think of, however, is the suddenness of death. One minute you’re alive, and the next you’ve slipped off into eternity. It kinda makes you think about how you really want to live your life, and how you want to be remembered. It forces you to consider the legacy you’ll one day leave behind. It urges you to make the right choices while you’re able to make them. It makes you ponder what is really important in life.
I’m sure his family misses him dearly. Let us take the time to think about how precious life really is. Let us remember that life is not forever, and we only have the promise of this very moment – we have no promise of tomorrow. Remember that we may not have a chance tomorrow to make that life-changing choice.