Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43
March 1st, 2012
09:30 AM ET

Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a well-known conservative blogger, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday. He was 43.

Breitbart was also known as a pundit on conservative television shows and got his start helping to run the original right-wing online media behemoth, the Drudge Report, then started his own website.

Breitbart was the first to post the infamous Twitter photos of U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner last year, in which the congressman appeared barechested and in his underpants. Weiner eventually stepped down amid the scandal.

An In Memoriam post on his website breitbart.tv said that it was with a "terrible feeling of pain and loss" that they announces his death.

"Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," the post said. "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love."

According to the post, in a new conclusion to one of his books, he wrote about how much he loved his job and fighting for what he believed in.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

"Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us," the post stated.


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  1. Lisa

    Prayers and thoughts go out to his family in this time of sorrow. He is a great loss to the conservative movement.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dezz Nuts

      He was a liar and a racist. The world is better off without him.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      He was a vile liar, and the world is a better place without him.

      Now if God would just zap O'keefe.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • gar

      Yes, the "conservative movement" has lost one of it's biggest frauds... but they have plenty more to keep up the propaganda and lies they are using to destroy the American way of life.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • fran123

      Amen, Lisa!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Zac

    How does a 43 year old man die of natural causes?

    March 1, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • dkm

      Um, naturally? People die of "natural causes" at all ages.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      They probably just mean it wasn't complications from drugs, suicide, homicide, etc..

      For example, when someone dies of a heart attack (at any age) it's a natural cause. Most people equate dying of "old age" as being "natural causes," but that's untrue.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • scott h

      My uncle died of a cerebral hemorrhage when he was 43; that's pretty natural to me.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Conrad Murray

      When you're that angry....your heart tends to explode.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • elizabeth

      There are plenty of natural causes for a man of 43 – stroke, heart attack, aneurysm, or countless terminal illnesses that someone could keep private. Basically, someone didn't murder him, he didn't OD, die in an accident, or kill himself.

      I'm not a huge fan of this guy's work, but I fee sadness for his family's loss.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • F22

      He doesn't. There were lots of people who would do anything to off him. And they did.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Vipergtsrgt1

      Maybe he was so anti-healthcare that he never went to a doctor.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Debra

      My immediate thought exactly.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • annnort

      The usual cause is a heart attack.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Cholesterol

      March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • fran123

      People do die of heart attacks

      March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • John Stevens

      Well, take a look at him... does he look 43? Not to me he doesn't. something must have been going on health wise or maybe he had a drug problem.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Lily

      Stroke, heart attack. Some chronic but undisclosed disease. Pneumonia is still a killer.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. You Say What

    Wow, I guess doctoring up tapes of innocent women in an effort to gain politically is not good for you healt. Beware Santorum.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve Smith

      Obama smokes. Maybe he'll get lung cancer. Listen up democrats. Oh wait, too much rhetoric?

      March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dezz Nuts

      Good doesn't like ugly. Conservative bible-thumpers take note.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • You Say What

      I smoke too... and I would rather die from lung cancer then to die a man who had to resort to telling lies and ruining other peoples lives in order to feel like a man. As for you holier than thou conservatives.... If this was Michael Moore, you would be lighting up this board.... so stop sounding like you would behave any better.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You mean fat dumb gullible female welfare trash cows? Then yes

      March 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Marco

    I wasnt a big fan of the guy, but I am honestly shocked. Sometimes I expect people I don't like to live long enough to challenge them. RIP

    March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. RinMaine

    No great loss to anyone. That kind of person acquires natural causes some fatal, easily, whatever his age.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Steve From NH

    I won't believe it until I see a real death certificate.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Fargo

    Breitbart was known for "-giving- head on conservative television shows", not taking it.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Mike Floren

    Andrew was a great guy. Loved him! A big loss for our country. God bless his soul.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      He was a lying tool who destroyed peoples lives.

      Nothing more.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Thanks for the laugh!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Anonymous

    No comment ---–

    March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. marie

    Wow, to have lived for only so long is tragic for anyone. Whether you agree or disagree with his ideals, the man had passion for what he believed in, and I respect that.

    RIP

    March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • longshot

      so did bin Laden

      March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Look at the comments from the people calling him not nice. Look in the mirror much?

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Hitler and Mussolini were pretty passionate too.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Screw Him

    He cut and reedited video to take people's words out of context and slander them. Good riddance!

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      Glad you knew his evil DEEDS on earth by SCREWING innocent people’s life’s. Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
      One Son of Satan Lucifer DOWN lots to go.
      Ha-lle-lu-jah!
      God Is GREEAAAT!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. longshot

    sorry goes out to men who make this world a better place, men of integrity, honesty, compassion...

    that's all I'll say...

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • block

      Why would you post that for a man who was none of those things?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Krystal

    Was this not edited before it was posted? How unprofessional CNN...

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Debra

      The whole post is badly written. Must be a big news day, and the real writers are somewhere else...not.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Nature

    43 sounds a little young to be dying "of natural causes". (typo. It's talking head, not taking head. we know who the head takers are)

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tavis

    Its called drugs, Zac.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
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