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Robert Novak 1931-2009

novak_robert.jpgJournalist Robert Novak passed away in his home this morning after being diagnosed with a brain tumor a year ago. He was 78. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer.

“He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family,” Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday.

CNN, where Novak spent 25 years as a host and analyst, reported the news on-air at 11:59amET, followed by Fox News at 12:05pmET and MSNBC at 12:13pmET.

> Update: CNN has put together this special piece on Novak’s life.

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