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06/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Maureen Orth Opens Up On Tim Russert's Death, Their Final Embrace: "I Just Had A Feeling" I'd Never See Him Again

Leaving their hotel room in Italy ahead of his wife and son to go back to Washington, D.C., so he could tape that Sunday's Meet the Press, Tim Russert was grabbed by his wife, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue, on sale Friday.

"I said to him, 'I want to give you a hug; maybe I'll never see you again,' " says journalist Maureen Orth, 65, speaking publicly about her husband for the first time since his June 13 passing - the day after he left Italy. "I don't know why I said that to him. I just had a feeling."

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