Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64

Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz dies

Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz dies

With RT, Schultz hosted a half-hour broadcast called "The News With Ed Schultz".

After leaving MSNBC, Schultz anchored "The News With Ed Schultz" on RT America, a talk show that aired Monday through Thursday on the Russia-owned network.

Schultz is perhaps best known to TV audiences for his long-running MSNBC series The Ed Show, which first launched in 2009. RT reports he passed away at his home in Washington, D.C On Thursday.

However, he later said his views changed and he became a Democrat.

He moved to talk radio as a conservative in the 1990s.

"We at RT America are sad to announce the passing of Edward Andrew Schultz", the channel said. "Between us I always called him a 'gladiator.' He would never give up; he was always a victor". He was an unconditional patriot of his country, an honest man without compromise. The Kremlin-funded network, formerly known as Russia Today, registered in 2017 as a "foreign agent" with the Department of Justice after a USA intelligence report found the media organization to be part of "Russia's state-run propaganda machine" and that it was part of Russia's effort to sway the 2016 US presidential election. Schultz and his new show were criticized by many of his fellow progressives for taking a new positive tone towards both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican President Donald Trump.

He died of natural causes, sources told The Bismarck Tribune.

"I could have retired".

Liberal television and radio host Ed Schultz speaks during the One Nation march on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on October 2, 2010, in Washington, D.C. "This gives me a chance to do something that I haven't had an opportunity to do in my career".

Schultz was a standout quarterback at Minnesota State University-Moorhead in the 1970s.

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