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. Timrek

    Good riddance. Give Adolph, Saddam, Stalin and Hitler my regards.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris G

      Adolf and Hitler, huh?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. GREAT REPUBLICAN

    These comments just prove the Democratic Party are a bunch of hateful dusgusting human beings. Vote 100% Republicans this November and get the hate out of politics.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      AMEN

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris G

      Puhhh-leease. If Pelosi died you'd be dancing on your roof.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • GEORGIA TEE

      You must have lost your mind, the only hate we've heard in the last 3 yrs is from the teapublican party that can't accept a black man as POTUS. As a great teapublican....LOL...You have nothing to be proud of...Breitbart was a hatefull man, to get respect, you first have to give it....

      March 1, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rwest

    Cannot believe the hate filled postings on this site, absolutely pathetic...RIP and to his family /prayers

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Valerie

    Andrew was a hero and a pioneer. He will be missed by those whom he defended. The elite media continues to distort who he was, even after his death. SHAMEFUL!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Skip

    Died of natural causes at 43? You don't die from natural causes at 43. There's something fishy going on here.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • ryan

      Cocaine is natural, isn't it?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • bill in AZ

      You're an idiot. It happens all of the time. How many long distance runners, athletes, etc have simply dropped dead like he did at a young age...How many high school athletes die at young ages each year...many. Now go back to being the sick creep you obviously are.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      You don't die at 43 unless there is 1) either something physically wrong with you (heart condition or something) or 2) dying from some freak accident 3) dying from drugs or alcohol related things.

      Natural causes, seriously?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Vader

    You may not agree with Breitbart, but you had to admire his commitment to his beliefs.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      No, you really don't have to admire someone for their commitment to their beliefs. Should we admire Hilter for his commitment to his beliefs? What a ridiculous statement.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Vader

      Dude... take your Prozac.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      You just need to be informed on the ridiculous nature of your comment. My example was extreme, but that doesn't mean it is applicable in this case.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      *isn't

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Steve, Tampa

    RIP. A good man. I didn't agree with all his political positions, but without a doubt he loved this country and stood up for liberty as he understood it. We need more Americans like him.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. 14forBama

    The cause of death is going to be something freaky and bizarre. We all know it. He was a conservative, after all.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • bill in AZ

      I wonder what freaky and weird thing will be the cause of your death...besides the hate filled sickness you have for others who don't agree with you. Perhaps you can ask his young children? I'm sure you'd want others to do that to your children right? Get help man...you need it.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hal

    How sad to see all the hate being spewed here. I suggest that you check out HuffingtonPost. Those who commented there on Breitbart's death were infinitely more considerate and respectful, and able to separate the man from his politics. Is what I'm reading here an example of the calmness and tolerance that President Obama asked for after the horrible shooting of Gabby Gifford?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • independent

      So Hal, in ur little BUBBLE, it was ok for Andrew to make hateful comments and remarks about Senator Kennedy's death, with no regard for his family...lol ...Gotta love the hypocrisy....

      March 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. thatisright1

    And let the "civil" and respectful discourse begin. Don't you love hypocrisy?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tim

    Fox news is reporting that Obama is responsible for Breitbart's death.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Bob

      I'll bet you're right! And, they took pains to say it was a "natural" death. At 43? I can't wait for the autopsy report!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • bill in AZ

      Really? You have to go there? I wish you could personally spend the day with his young children and watch their pain today while you get all gleeful and stupid about this man's death. Look at your own young children today and ask yourself if you'd want someone spewing your stupidity about you. What a complete an utter sick individual you are.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chris G

    I have what may be the last on camera interview of Andrew Breitbart from the Texas Straw Poll. He was a dick to me but I'll give the footage to CNN if they want it.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicole

    I am sorry for the loss of life, my condolences to his friends and family.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Sorry, but he was one of the GOP's best liars. I won't miss his propaganda.RIP.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby McKenzie

      Hey anna name one lie I dare you

      March 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. Michael

    And we care about this person's death for what reason? Time for tea

    March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jack from Tennessee

    Never liked the man and all his crookedness .. but i refuse to jump up and down with joy for another man's passing b/c with all the dirty things he's done he still has family and friends who loved him

    March 1, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
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