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. LeeCMH

    Wheeeeee! With Breitbart gone, the world is a better place.

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

      The world would be a better place without people like you.

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

      Really? I am a staunch liberal yet I think the country has lost a patriotic flag bearer. RIP Breitbart.

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

    My condolences to his family and friends.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Thoughts by Jamie

    Whoever wrote this did a terrible job of editing, "also known as a taking head on conservative television shows". What's a taking head? And it is sad that "they annouces his death".

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

      Used to be if English was your second language, you did manual labor. You had no chance actually working in a field requiring English communication.

      Used to be if you had only a fifth grade ability in English, you did manual labor. You didn't become a reporter or an English teacher.

      Why is there some kind of right to be in the field of communications in some way, in an English-speaking country, but you are NOT proficient in English? Everyone makes typos, but it is criminal to see what colleges accept in terms of English ability.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. AR

    Wait for the chorus of liberals to come out and cr@p on the dead guy with typical liberal classlessness. Good work, idiots. Show the world what you're really made of.

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

      I agree that we should not be badmouthing someone who has just died, but if he were a liberal, the repubs would be all over it, so what's your point?

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Anandh

      Well I am a liberal and I was actually shocked and saddened to see Andrew's passing. No need to cheapen such instances to push a particular agenda.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Now here is a subject you actually know something about.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • independent

      Hmmm, You mentioned classlessness, how quick u forget the classlessness Andrew afforded the Kennedy family by his remarks after Senator Kennedy's death. You deserve compassion when u show and give compassion and that is something this man was lacking...That being said, I do feel compassion for his children....No child should be without their Dad who died at such a young age.....So I will afford him compassion for his kids but as for him I cannot.....

      March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. israel

    he had it coming, good riddance, go rot in hell andrew we'll be seeing you soon

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm with Mattski. As much as I disliked some of his actions, we should pay respect.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Twainland

    Regardless of his political affiliation, he doesn't deserve to be slammed in death. He is still loved by a lot of folks, even if they are conservatives.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. David8067

    What a shock. And a shame.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. kennk

    It is God's will.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nate

    A lion for conservatism. Rest well brother.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nature

    Actually, science knows why animals grow old and die, except for the human animal of the species. Animals use 100% of their brain capacity during the natural course of their lives. Not true for humans, who uuse but a small percentage. Something evolution simply cannot explain. Also, every 7 years humans are completely new, with virtually every single cell being replaced. Unique among the animal kingdom.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Zac

    Natural causes usually is the reason given for someone who dies of old age or in years past for reasons that doctors could not explain and when they did not want to admit it was due to their incompetence. There has to be more to this than what is being reported. At 43 years old I think it is either drug related or it could be he was poisoned. He was a man with many enemies.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • F22

      He did have many enemy's. One of his many enemy's paid some piece of trash to off him. Dead men tell no tales from the grave.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Concerned citizen

    The Obama administration had Breitbart killed because he had dirt on Obama. I hope they do an autopsy to find out exactly what killed him. Its really scary to think. I hope the people who worked with Andrew have the pivtures and video he spoke of.

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

      Should have ate less hamburgers.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Desperate GOP

      Hey Concerned citizen!!! Keep on smoking that crack!!!

      March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      You really need to get a life. The last thing any President of the US has time to worry about is a blogger.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcia Greenwood, IN

      You are a SICK person to automatically believe the POTUS had anything to do with this-Get some facts and take your meds.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • WilmaWonka

      Yes. It must have been Obama. Couldnt possibly have been natural causes as the article states.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You're a nut.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Rmclean

      Always sad when someone so young dies. You are a psychopath.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Miguel in NY

      Murdered? Really? Are you that paranoid and delusional? Get some psychiatric help! I disagreed with Mr. Breitbart, but I didn't wish death upon him. Get a grip people! He was a blogger and pundit! He wasn't Hitler or bin Laden! I'm sure his family is hurting right now. Let them grieve in peace!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      I think you need to start taking your meds again and remove your tin foil hat.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • DarthWoo

      The only dirt they had was that in the dirtbag that Breitbart was. My condolences to his family, but regardless of his death, he was still an unethical sleaze who used lies and misrepresentation to further an agenda that caused grave harm to individuals and groups who were working for the greater good simply because he didn't agree with their policies.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      yep, the Obama Administration did it in conjunction with the Clinton Administration...they used Arkansas Highway Patrolmen (the ones CLinton hasn't had murdered yet) to do the dirty work and then Hilary is going t take them to the forest outside DC and bury them with Vince Foster since that's where she buried him...after it's all overe, Obama and Clinton will take over the US with the Muslim Brotherhood and then let North Lorea and Iran bomb the US into oblivion...that's been their plan all along, you know

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • TheTraveler

      You, are a nut case ...

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

      You need to loosen the tin foil hat. It is cutting off the circulation to your brain

      March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Big baby

    I wish they would say how he died. It must be an anyuerism or massive heart attack to happen without warning.

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

      Or an overdose of something. The level of hatred that he had in him must have really taken a toll on his soul.

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

    I will miss him on Bill Maher's show. . but other than that, agreed with some others.

    Good Riddance.

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

      Hopefully you are next!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
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