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. b obama

    Obama did it. Natural causes,right, Obama's Lewenski.

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

    Good riddance.

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

    Wow, a death i'm actually happy about.. We'll soon find out he is a drug addict like all Conservatives..

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

    The three previous comments are disturbing. They say more about the writers than Andrew Breitbart.

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

      The man didn't have the brains God gave lettuce.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. tannim

    Sympathies to his family.

    But politically, he was a complete imbecile.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. dean

    These comments prove liberals are evil and heartless.

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

      Evil and heartless are a description of Breitbart's politics. You reap what you sow.

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

      And you're trying to say conservatives aren't.You're a joke!

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

      Give it a rest "dean:

      If Al Sharpton or Nancy Pelosi had died, you conservative would be dancin' in the streets.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. ana

    I think people should take it as a lesson, if you hate too much your heart will stop working. All haters take a break from hating and love and live your lives.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. b obama

    Obama's Lewenski.

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

    @Concerned Citizen. Anyone who cares to know has "dirt on Obama".

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robert Quinn

    Andrew Breitbart was anything but a moron. Some people have believed the lies for so long, that truth is a like a foreign language. Andrew Breitbart exposed the truth, and people who can't deal with the truth say things like "Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Meowser

    I disagreed with him on every possible issue, but 43 is way to young to die.

    Best to his family.

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

      "too" young.

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

    Who is this guy? It actually made a headline? A blogger? Really? The media continues to amaze me with their non-news items posted daily. bloggers are a waste...

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

      Wow Chris, I am so hurt by your statement. Obviously you must be a political blogger given your extensive vocabulary and deep insight as demonstrated by your comment. Let me guess, you struggled to achieve completion of the 5th grade and dropped out of school just after. Keep up the good work Chris, I am sure you are loved by all and an asset to everyone around you. NOT!

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

    May the BVM take him to heaven

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    For all of you who say "good riddance" and "the world is a better place without him", you're all sick. It just goes to show how liberal hatred can infect your soul. The guy left behind a wife and 4 kids!! So much for showing a little compassion.

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

      yeah, because that is how the GOP handles things, right? he was a dou-che and he got what he deserved in the end.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Un-like the "conservative hatred? Blow it out your shorts.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. Allen

    I call dibs on his leftover piles of crazy!

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

      You don't need any more. You've got plenty of crazy already.

      March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
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