Tim Russert dead of heart attack at 58
One of my regrets about my (admittedly rarely used) journalism education is that I hadn't heard of Tim Russert until long after I'd graduated. (rdcf is a bit of a political junkie, and introduced me to all things Russert.)
Because if I had heard of him back then, I can imagine I would have wanted to pattern myself after him. If you've ever watched him on TV, or read either of his books, you'd know that Tim Russert was one hell of a journalist, but he also enjoyed what he did. And by all indications, he was a hell of a guy.
Tim Russert, RIP.