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Fenty Releases Statement on Tim Russert's Death

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty released this statement after learning that journalist and moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert was dead of a heart attack at age 58.

"On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Tim Russert. He was a gifted journalist and a guide to the American political system for millions of television viewers. He was also a District resident and fixture in the nation's capital for decades. We were privileged to have him be a part of our community, and will miss him greatly."

By Marcia Davis  |  June 14, 2008; 7:24 AM ET
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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