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Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz reportedly dies at 64

Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz has died of natural causes, Fargo's WDAY-TV reports. He was 64.

Schultz began his broadcasting career as a sportscaster in Fargo, later becoming a conservative talk show host on WDAY-AM. As his views became more liberal, MSNBC launched The Ed Show in 2009. Most recently he hosted The News with Ed Schultz on RT America, the U.S. branch of the Kremlin-funded television network.

"Ed Schultz was incredibly kind to me when I was first doing TV on MSNBC," tweeted The Daily Beast's Sam Stein. "He had a complex personality, but was also remarkably generous."