Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press her husband died Sunday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died.
'He was the best there was,' she said Monday, describing him as kind, warm and funny. 'We lost a good one.'"
Update: Click here for a nice photo restrospective.
Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.