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. rizzo

    It's never a good thing when someone dies, but the world is a better place for his passing.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Felt the same way when I found out Teddy Kennedy passed!

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

      i'm quite sure you did, dazedgirl... and i'm equally sure you danced quite the same little jig of happiness over kennedy's death that you're so hypocritically criticizing now about rightfart....

      March 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kevin Denver

    Who? Big deal.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jen

    How sad that a life is lost and I have nothing to feel but apathy. That is such a statement of his divisive legacy. My sympathies to his family and those that loved him.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Josh

    Sad for his family and friends, not sorry that his hateful views have been silenced. Death does not make all behavior from life suddenly ok. That's not being malicious, that's being honest.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Evskie

    Cant remember hearing of him. I will google him after i write this. I couldnt help but notice how many times the article refered to him as a warrior. I can think of many valiant ways we could describe this guy, but warrior would never come to mind regardless how epic his writing or deeds. Suprised he was not called a hero. Now days a good deed or doing what your supposed to do makes you a hero. Best i can figure is he was an egomaniac and refered to himself as a warrior.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. content_pessimest

    Anything said here about Breitbart by Liberals can be turned around and repeated with Nancy Pelosi" or Joe Biden's name inserted and would probably be mor true.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. ABCD

    Oh happy day!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Rob

    May he find peace.

    Sincerely,
    a liberal

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. lol

    who?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. naynay

    It is a shame how hateful and disgusting people are, even in death....Andrew Breitbart exposed the corruption of ACORN and Andrew Weiner....He was a champion and he said what the majority of Americans think....he may be dead but he created a movement that will live on as his staff are amazing first ammendment champions....people hated him because he exposed the leftists and he took it to them....he went into the lions den of evil and stared it in the face. I, as well as MILLIONS of Americans will miss his voice, as he helped wake a sleeping Giant.

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

      I meant Anthony Weiner...

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      You are so wrong. He was a spiteful, hateful, liar.

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

      blah blah blah, stuff it.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Well said!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Check

      Breitbart created a fantasy story in his head and edited out the parts that did not fit, presented that to the public and called it news. A very gullible portion of the public fell for it, but the sceptics saw right through. Breitbart knew full well that no one ever reads the retraction or correction.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • So Long, Farewell

      People disliked this man because he was a hate mongering race-baiter. It's your prerogative to miss him, but what does that say about you?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • MCJNY

      sorry friend. He was a parasite who found a way to make money keeping people angry over mostly phantom menaces. i wish no one death but let's not rewrite his life story the way that conservatives are rewritten ronald reagan's career. This is a loss for the hate blogosphere and his family. For the rest, it's just sad to see anyone die. He and I are the same age and he looks like my father. he was in poor health.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • naynay

      The only race baiters and hate mongers are the OWS, Democratic Party, and the Media. You nasty and hateful people can live in your little biased world where free speech is only for leftists, but I don't....reality hurts and when faced with truth you people think that trying to shut others down is the way to go....blah blah blah....He was most probably murdered by Obama himself as the man has no morals.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      "Majority of Americans"??? I think not naynay. That's why we have a Democratic president and Senate.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      "The only race baiters and hate mongers are the OWS, Democratic Party, and the Media. You nasty and hateful people can live in your little biased world"
      ---------------------------
      Mirror mirror on the wall....

      March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. Reality Check

    Sometimes it is hard to feel sad for the loss of such a young life. It would be easier if it had been a life well lived.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daisy Girl 96

      No liberal has a life well lived!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      So now you think that liberals lives have no value?
      MissAnthrope, you just have proven further what the word 'hater' embodies.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Liberals lives have value only to those that want to destroy freedom and the world! Why don't those pesky liberal women all practice what they preach when it comes to being pro-"choice"????

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Daisy, I'm a pro-choice woman who doesn't believe in abortion.
      Wrap your mind around THAT!

      March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Betts5

    If his death is not investigated further, that would be a travesty. I will be very anxious to find out what the autopsy discovers...and hope his family makes sure it's done by someone not affiliated with our current government! This is horrifying to me! Are we next????

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

      take off your tin foil hat.

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

      I immediately thought that same thing......somebody pulled a Putin on him.....Putin is famously regarded as poisioning several journalists in Russia in the last few years.....there are murders associated with Obama's supposed gay lover, the choir director at his racist church, and two others......would not surprise me if the guy was murdered.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Marco

      You are an IDIOT!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • henry k

      This is an utterly psychotic remark. They let you browse the internet from your asylum?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      naynay:
      WHAT?
      Obama's gay lover?
      Do you HEAR how you sound?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. ray

    one down lots to go, this liar, terrorist, hypocrite and racists should have died long ago. when people like him and the rest on the right die the world and this country will be a better place. thank god he died

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Goes to show how hateful, violent, and sick liberals are!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Chrs

      Wow, what a pig you are :( Unbelievable!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Chrs

      I meant Ray, not you Daisy. Liberal jerk!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Lucy

      Yeah Ray, we need more hateful people like you on the earth. I don't remember ever hearing Andrew wishing for someone to die. Your parents must be so proud of you!

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

      Daisy Girl 96

      Felt the same way when I found out Teddy Kennedy passed!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bobby McKenzie

    Now if we can just get rid of you the standard of living will be so greatly increased

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. eviewg

    The results of a western american diet. Too much sugar, fat, and salt.

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