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. dwt

    I loathed the fellow for that edited-video sham, but he did seem like a sane person a few times on CNN as a commentator, so I was still uncertain what to make of him. Certainly did not wish him dead. Sad. RIP.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Emily

    Error: You state that Mr. Breitbard was a 'taking head' instead of a 'talking head.' You might want to fix that, as it's a somewhat vulgar error.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      He was a vulgar man, who deserves no courtesy or respect.

      He spread lies that destroyed peoples lives.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Uh, I think the comment was correct. LOL.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Truth

    Maybe Andrew was right, there is a god!

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      LOL

      March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • onehappyguy

      God is a proper noun, so you'll want to capitalize the "G" in the future, even if you deny His existence. Think "Santa Claus," or "Superman."

      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. fran123

    Wow! What a stunner! I pray that this life was enough purgatory

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sam

    Didn't like the guy, buy my thoughts and prayers still go out to his family and friends.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Stan Smith

    Good morning USA, I've got a feeling it's gonna be a wonderful day.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobobobobobo

      I've got a feeling that it's gonna be a wonderful day.*

      March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bob

    Good riddance to a lying tool.

    May he rot in hell as he so richly deserves.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Beverly D

    Natural causes = the coke-eye-eena

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Idaindc

    To say this man was fighting for liberty is beyond false. To intimate he cared about others living freely is an abomination. May he rest in peace and may his family find whatever solace they seek. Let's not besmirch his reputation for manipulation, lies, and infamy with false assertions that he was a patriot. He would have known that to be as false as we do.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Two thumbs up!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • GrogInOhio

      My exact thoughts. Thanks for voicing it.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You're an i d i o t.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. JT

    I recently saw Breitbart raving on Cenk Uygur's "Young Turks" – he was a mean, arrogant, right winger who had problems with the truth.
    Bye Andrew!

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. well

    he probably died of drugs, like coke or oxycontin. Or meth, whatever drugs white guys do. Conservative white guys.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Skydiver

      Usually conservative white guys drug of choice is other men in a bathroom stall. This is a person I wont miss at all.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    Humm, I sure thought he was older then 43. He looked a lot older.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Hate made him look older.

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

    god took him.......thank god

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      God is a proper noun you idiot! God will take us all one day and many will thank God then for that but it will be in a respectful manner unlike your snide remark. Left wing yellow belly, hide behind a keyboard people SUCK! Yeah that would be you rick. Notice I did not consider giving your name a capital letter? Just as you did for God. You are not deserving of that. Respect God because I bet if life is about to be taken from you by God you will be the first one to be praying to God or as you so lightly put it..... god!

      March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. tamarinds

    As a liberal, I agreed with practically nothing that Breitbart did, said or wrote. Still, death at that young of an age is always sad, regardless of who it is. RIP.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      As a Liberal myself, a hate spewing animal like this doesn't deserve a long life. Don't clump this turd in with the same age group. John Lennon was a loss. Breitfart was a hate monger. You want to care for someone? Join the peace-corp.

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

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • GREAT REPUBLICAN

      You are a disgusting human being.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose' Valiente

      I did not like him either, but show respect for the dead.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh B. Ohio

      I second that!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
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