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. guest43

    breitbart exposed issues like anthony wiener, pigford, acorn, etc that SHOULD be open and debated by americans of all political persuasions. My only hope is that any person reading these posts, who is in any way ambivalent about their political leaning, should glean much from the vile hatred spewing from self professed liberal, open minded thinkers and chose accordingly

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

      He's being treated with the respect he accorded others. Seems fair to me.

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

      Todd:
      Word.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • David8067

      My hope would be that those people also see the vile hatred spewing from self professed conservative patriots – like the one just below wishing this had happened to "that Muslim in the White House" – and so realize that there are idiots on both sides of the political aisle.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. ray

    i hopem some more of these racists on the right die soon , we all have to but i wish , how i wish these racists, hypocrite, liars on the right die soon, hopefullu we get some from the senate

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

      You're a horrible human being. How dare you villainize and stereotype those that might not agree with you politically? I have many friends on both the right and left that are good, decent people. It's divisive, hate-filled people like yourself that have us all at each other's throats as opposed to finding common ground. Try being a little more open-minded rather than painting 100,000,000+ Americans with your broad, simplistic brush.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. snowdogg

    Other than his family... who cares?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Snake-Bio

    Too bad for his family/friends. This guy did not come accross as a 'patriot' in my eyes. I won't miss his rabble-rousing.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. F22

    Don't ask Eric Holder who did it.

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

    God did it.

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

      Uhmmm, no. The pills and vodka did it.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    He was evil and a liar who knowingly destroyed peoples lives with no regard for them. Why should he receive any better? People like him are the reason the world is in the state it is. Stop making excuses. Good riddance!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • guest43

      tom if you call someone a liar...how about some examples to back up your claim

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Todd Schmidt

    Whats so cool is that he is enjoying all your nasty comment. Keep it up liberal trash

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

      This piece of reactionary trash is now in the garbage heap of history.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. jk

    "...- I enjoy making enemies' ?????! Sounds like his death coundn't of happened to a nicer guy.

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

      apparently you don't have the mental capacity to understand what he meant

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

      Ya Todd, it always means something good when someone makes such a statement. Sounds like a guy who always tried to discuss rather than shout without listening, sure. He had no regard for ANYONE who did not see issues as he did. You're clueless if you think he had any concern, other than stomping on them, for those that disagreed with his views.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ozark Citizen

    blogger ? yes, he was that. he was also a pro investigative journalist that puts CNN employees to shame.

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

      Uh, he at least twice failed to bother doing the followup of watching the un-edited tapes of what he put forward... and both times the footage had been edited to make people say things they didn't say. He was nowhere near a professional or a journalist.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Perhaps

    Perhaps if he were less mean-spirited in life, others would be less mean-spirited in his death.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Grant

    There is a lot of sad commentary amongst these posts. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, be it the radical left or the radical right, we're all Americans first and foremost. I pity those of you that have so much hate in your hearts ... and we wonder why the nation is so divided.

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

      It's not hate. It's relief.

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

      I can call a dog a cat, but that doesn't make it so.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Irskan

      by your words, I presume you are overwhelmed with pity for andrew breitbart...

      March 1, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      I didn't know the man, but I don't celebrate death (other than the truly evil such as OBL, etc.) because I view human life as a precious, valuable thing. I do have great sympathy for his wife and four children. I can only imagine the pain they're feeling right now.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Zenichimaro

      Grant, you are a hypocrite of the highest order. You don't celebrate death, and you think all life is precious, but then you offer the Osama exception? Epic. Fail. Go be self-righteous somewhere else.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      Reading comprehension fail. Try re-taking 8th grade English, and get back to me when you're done.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Zenichimaro

      Yeah. That's the problem. I can't read what you wrote. I guess I should stop paying for that PhD in English literature, eh?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      That's because you're not very smart. Don't feel bad, though. You have a lot of friends in this thread.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      Oh, and you're getting a PhD in Eng Lit? Enjoy being on gov't assistance with that worthless piece of paper. I'm sure you'll be down with the Occupy crowd looking for some hard working citizen to pay your way.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. richard

    Good to hear another sleazy guy is off the grid.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. poopiemcpoopface

    I'm surprised a man who regular crapped out of his mouth lived so long. The human body just isn't meant to do that.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lars J

    Jesus said he would surprise us by coming unexpected – "Like a thief in the night"... for so many, that is how life suddenly ends – as a surprise.

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