I never watched "Meet the Press," but I've been impressed with Tim Russert's appearances on MSNBC during the primary coverage. I was heading out to fill the car's gas tank (heh, "only" $3.89/gallon) when I heard about Russert's death by heart attack. In my view, it's a big loss for political news junkies. He was a really good interviewer and analyst.
Any relatively young death is unfair, of course, but what's especially unfair here is that Russert won't get to see the end result of the 2008 election.