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. Truth

    Drugs

    March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. djaz

    Rest in peace, Andrew and thank you for your work. You are one of our real American voices speaking for our country and our Law.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Breitbart was a disgusting liar who destroyed peoples lives.

      Good riddance!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. dubrats

    wow cnn really should ask for I.Q. scores before allowing people to post.......yikes.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      But then you couldn't post.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. mikemc1970

    RIP Andrew. Prayers to your family and friends. You were a warrior for the cause and will be missed especially by those who must carry on the fight.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • AdmiralGod

      Pleas join him!

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

      Breitbart was a disgusting liar who destroyed peoples lives.

      Good riddance!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jamal

    Sorry he came, glad he's gone.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • hal

      What a jerk....meaning Jamal!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      That is because you are a racist

      March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Seattle Sue

    I guess he just had too much hate in his heart.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • hal

      No....it seems like you have hate in your heart!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • joeu

      Kind of like you with such an awful comment?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mattski

    What Grey said. No one disagrees with Breightbart more than I do, but please please let's be mature and respectful on here - show that we can be adults in serious times.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. BethTX

    I killed a scorpion with Ann Coulter's book yesterday. Proof that the lunatic right has some use.

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

    he looked like a oxy snorter .....kinda like rush the pill popper

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. bai

    No loss there.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Henry

    Sad to lose someone in their prime. CNN needs to work on their typos.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Adam

    Whatever your opinion of his political beliefs, Brietbart advanced the cause and function of the citizen journalist and was an internet media visionary.

    He will be missed.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • gg

      Please.. he was in internet terrorist.. nothing less..

      March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      He advanced hate and lies. Keep it real people.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. fran123

    People we all go to God or the devil; for those who wish him ill watch out

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Where do you get your information from?

      March 1, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Gary Weber

    "Talking head"?? Gee, your contempt for the guy is pretty obvious.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Michael in Boston

    It is sad he died. It is not sad that he is dead.

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