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. AK

    I am shocked that there is so much hatred in this world! Have some respect for his family he has left behind. Don't post a comment stating sorrow for his family and this bash him at the end of your comment.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. t

    God don't like ugly, Rush look OUT.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Charlie

    Billy Joel was right – Only the good die young. Obama will live to 150

    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. angel611

    All I can say is, WHO?
    Yawn.
    Must be a slow news day at CNN.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Snoop

    Fine. Compare Breitbart to Hitler. Your precious liberal leaders are trying to force Communism on us, so you should start nicknaming them Stalin, Lenin, and Trotsky. I can't believe some of you people with your hate filled minds just because someone has different ideas about how to run the country that don't mesh with yours. YOU are whats wrong with this country.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • cw

      You wouldn't know the definition of Communism if it hit you in the face.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      You should try looking in the mirror!
      It's funny how all the problems we have right now – according to the right – are attributed to "communist liberal leadership".
      Lets not let FACTS get in the way of vitriolic partisanship, such as the huge give-aways (TARP), HUGE deficits (Reagan, Bush) loss of personal freedoms (Patriot Act), wars (Iran/Afghanistan) and other such "incidentals" have all occurred on the GOP watch.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. F22

    Everybody except Liberals tell their Mothers to stop touching them there after the age of 3.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Drumcode

      I bet you I get more panocha than you.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Concerned

    Sorry for his family and the friends he had. Can Rush be next?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      There are SOOOO many liberals (all of them!) this world would be better without – but I don't wish them dead – only violence-loving liberals do that!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      OH Daisy.. please give me an example (at least in the last 50 years) where a "liberal" started a war! Please try hard. I can name at least THREE GOP presidents in the last 40 that have... Vietnam, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan... Ring any bells baby?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tony

    How disgusting to read the comments from the CNN readers. ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

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

    natural causes at 43?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • CTexas

      We should ban the "L" word. It is usually used with hate in mind. Like the N word. In reality the L's that you people worry about don't exist. Another big lie from your side.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      He had heart problems – heart problems / blood pressure problems can happen at any age.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. reggie patrick

    Viewing the above repulsive comments of hate and the expressed joy of his death, speaks loudly a clairion shout of just how spiritually dark leftist philosopy is manifested to be. Truly liberalism is a terrible disease and it affects those afflicted with an insane rage and display of "suckular humanism" and a pitiful condition like unto mental/spiritual anorexia nervosa.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      While I agree 100% with you about the repulsive comments, you conclusion that "just how spiritually dark leftist philosopy is manifested to be" is an equally repulsive response. Anyone's passing – regardless of ideology will bring forth the vermin commentary. Let it slide... Sticks and stones and all that....!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Read any thread about a Dem dying and you will read the same thing from the right.
      Don't be hypocritical about this, now.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. randygnyc

    Too bad it wasn't that Muslim squatter in the white house.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • ReligionIsTheProblem

      Oh boy here we go, another person not in touch with reality...

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

      Hopefully, all of the brain dead idiots like you will join him soon.

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

      you really should finish jr high before posting here

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • David8067

      Mouthbreath much?

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

      Oh, you mean the non-muslim who was democratically elected?

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

      Wait, you're from NYC? I thought they outlawed ignorance there? Guess not...

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. ReligionIsTheProblem

    His frustration with the Democratic party helping the American people and the Republican Party failing at destroying America killed him.

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

    He spent his life bearing false witness and hurting people.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. Adrian

    About time

    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Coke

    Probably from the coke.

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

      True story.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
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