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. harry zoyster

    A true warrior against the corrupt, hypocritical, and destructive Liberalism that's so rampant today. You will be missed, but we will continue your fight of truth against the viciousness of Liberal lies and double standards.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • REPUBLICANS LIE

      you mean:

      A true warrior promoting the corrupt, hypocritical, and destructive Reactionary Conservatism that's so rampant today. You deserve to be dissed, and we will continue to fight against the viciousness of all the Reactionary lies and double standards.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Harry, I laughed so hard at your post. Thanks!

      March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. F22

    Obama's thug machine is raging up for the November elections.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. vitaglubet

    Always thought that CNN followers were radical, but most of these comments go way beyond radical. What a sick bunch and the libs call conservatives hateful!

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

      Exactly what Breitbart fought against – Liberal double standard and hypocrisy.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Before you claim Mr. breitbart's martyrdom, go back and read that hateful things on FoxNews when Stephen Colbert took time off to be with his mother. There are idiots on both sides that should really think before opening their mouths or typing words into a keyboard.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. olepi

    "Suddenly, from natural causes" == heart attack or stroke.

    RIP Andrew, we will try to undo everything that you accomplished.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Lucy's Mom

    And in other news..........my goldfish died yesterday. More at eleven.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. bill in AZ

    I'm sure his wife and children would appreciate all of the hateful language being spewed on here about him and how happy so many of you are about his death. Really disgusting display here. Nice hate rhetoric. May the hate you spew about him be spewed about you in your death. What has happened to so many people that they would be happy about someone's death like this? Go look at your own children and imagine what his young children are going through today...and seek the help so many of you need for the serious issues those of you spewing hate obviously have.

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

      Agreed. I think his political views were wrong and I even found them repulsive, our thoughts and prayers should be extended to his family and friends for their loss.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Patricksday

    One step closer to World Peace.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Michael

    While I disagreed with his politics, I would like to pass my condolences along to his wife, kids, family and friends during this time of personal tragedy.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. A Weiner

    I may be a weiner but you were a dick. Happy Trails...rip

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bill in AZ

      And you have a serious mental issue. How sick can you be? Go look at your young children and imagine what his are going through. Would you want yours to see this garbage about you? Get HELP.

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

    I see the progressives are showing their true colors. What goes around, comes around.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Annas still dead

      ...as proven by this hateful liar's death.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Billy Davis

    Aww, the lying Conservative has passed. Good Riddance.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. djaz

    There they are! The anti-American haters. You aren't fit to walk as US citizens. This guy spoke up for YOU, also, idiots.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • REPUBLICANS LIE

      Don't be ridiculous. They guy spoke for a small deluded group of reactionary haters. That's it.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michael5472

    "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."

    What a load of horse pucky. I'm sending a bill to reimburse me for my ruined shoes after metaphorically stepping in it by reading that sentence. Kindly omit flowers.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daisy Girl 96

      SO – all you liberals will be ok if Conservatives respond in kind when one of your nation-destroying-liberal-false-idols pass? Andrew was a great Conservtive warrior – condolences to his family, his friends, and his fellow warriors – we will not be silenced! His work will be carried on!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Oommpa

    Angry horrible person who looked awful for his age. I feel bad for his family and the people who who loved him but the world will be a better place.

    March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. REPUBLICANS LIE

    This reactionary propagandist might be missed by his family and friends, however, America is a much better place without the vile hatred and lies he spread.

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

      Isn't obama the one promoting hatred...the 99% against the 1%?

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

      No. Pres. Obama is promoting a better way of life for all Americans, unlike this reactionary propagandist who the world will not miss.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
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