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. Aristotle

    Yes, the world has one less right-wing nut. Now, if only a left-wing crazy from the currrent administration would kick the bucket and balance things out. That might be the start of a wonderful trend.

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

    This is the happiest news I've heard in a long, long time. May he burn forever in hell.

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

    Whether or not you agreed with Andrew Breitbart's tactics or message, it bears remembering that he was as much a human being as the rest of us and that his family and even friends are due sincere condolences for his passing at the very least.

    Hate the message, not the man.

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

      The man IS the message.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Laural Roberts

      That's up for debate. He was a very nasty, lying, untalented nut job who used his misinformation to literally destroy decent people's lives. As much as his dying doesn't really affect me one way or another, I certainly wouldn't wish him dead unlike the jerk who thinks it would be an even swap if our President followed suit. Talk about hate.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tammy

    Karma is real. Good riddance to a sick, evil man.

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

    Never happy to see someone die so young, even if I disagree with their politics and opinions. Sad. Let go of anger people – life's too short to be so mad all the time.

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

      We ARE letting go of our anger, by spewing back at him the very hate he spewed at so many others! He deserves this unofficial eulogy. Proves people should be more careful how they live their lives, especially how they affect others.

      March 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. brian in dc

    The injustice is the human garbage that occupies the WH is still here.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Oh just blow it out your shorts.

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

      AWWWWW Anna Don't like it when her tactics and name calling are turned on her huh?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    A good man who saw wrong and stood up to say something about it. Thank you Mr. Breitbart. Rest In Peace.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Good man? Seriously? Thanks Newt!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious

      Yeaaaah, I'm sorry he died and left loved ones to mourn, but I definitely wouldn't use the words "good man" to describe him.

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

      NOW he is a good man... in life, not so much.

      March 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. All the BITTERNESS finally caught up with him

    So much bitterness inside one person, kinda sad. I suspect many more on the right will die as well if Obama if elected again.

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

      I agree, he was a very angry and bitter man. I'm sure his blood pressure was sky high. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a heart attack.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. bxgrrl

    Karma got him quick.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jk

    '...I love making enemies'...sounds like his death couldn't of happen to a nicer guy. Sounds like there is just a little less anger in the world this morning.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. bottlenosed

    so sad the man brought so much anger, hate and pain to the world. Hope he's in a better place now.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rick

    Died of natural causes - year right. Chicago Mob did him in!

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

      Lay off the crack pipe cretin.

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

      ...if your delusions are (which are highly unlikely) true, then he most assuredly was a combatant spewing his hate all around, besides, everyone knows the "mob" has a code that says civilians are not fair game.

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

      He dies from the back-up sludge in his system from holding in so much hateful venom. It had to go somewhere and with a big bang!

      March 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DaveinSC

    " I enjoy making enemies" -Andrew Breitbart

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • matrix09

      Did he finaly make the big guy mad?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeremy

    Karma strikes again.

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

      Now if it will only strike Limbaugh and Beck.....

      We can only hope....

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Julia

      LOL! I was just looking thru the posts, hoping Limbaugh would be next. Okay, adding Beck was great too!
      And this disproves: "Only the good die young!"

      March 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. AK

    Are you kidding me, why are there so many cold-hearted Americans out there. This guy was a human being that was someones husband, brother, son, & father. Come on – STOP all the ,glad he is dead comments, grow-up and have a heart. A man just passed away in his sleep. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • matrix09

      This guy was a human being? Naaaa.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Why? Someone's death wouldn't have stopped HIM from being a jerk! This is called 'sowing what you reap.' Good riddance to the piece of trash.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • WDS

      A man whose career was destroying the lives of others through lies. I do not celebrate his death as others do but I certainly do not mourn his passing.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      I certainly agree with you but...when you live your live constantly berating and belittling people solely for politics the reactions here, viewed with through that prism, are not surprising. Why can't the right just argue their positions without all the hate filled rhetoric?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh B. Ohio

      If he had died from a tragic accident or murder, it would be sad, but he didn't. "God" took him away and I'm glad he did. I am the "happy warrior" now. Now we get to edit videos of him speaking. And every one of them will be edited to make him sound like a sane human being, not the liar he was. I can't wait to post speeches of him supporting Obama.
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies
      No more lies

      Uggh!

      Yeah!

      Take it back y'all
      Take it back, a-take it back
      A-take it back y'all, come on!
      Take it back y'all
      Take it back, a-take it back
      A-take it back y'all, come on!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • I smell an overdose

      And all the people who were paying the rent with their acorn jobs that were completely 100% legitimate lost their livlihood with his lies. I am glad he is dead. He destroyed many lives. Too bad he did not suffer more when he went

      March 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julia

      Okay, I am sorry for his kids: with or without him. But with him gone, maybe they'll have a chance at growing up normal. IDK tho- there's still the Bean side.

      @ Josh B. Ohio: CANNOT WAIT to see your videos! Please put on YT!!!

      March 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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