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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soundoff (699 Responses)
  1. Michael

    Condolence to loss of a life, but he was such a hateful person who ruined or try to destroy others lives, may God have mercy on his soul.

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

    A life was lost today. Keep your venom to yourselves.

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

      Instant Karma's gonna get you
      Gonna knock you right on the head
      You better get yourself together
      Pretty soon you're gonna be dead

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

    Died of complications from acute toxic thought disorder.

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

    This was a very divisive and devilish individual! I would say rest in peace, but there was no peace from him while here and I don't see how someone so nasty can rest in peace now. Hope he got the chance to repent before dying.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jonathan Gramling

    The story says Andrew was taqking head on talk shows, quite a different meaning than talking head. While I totally didn't agree with the guy, it should be corrected.

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

    Good.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. guest43

    How telling....with a few exceptions (and thanks)...the "progressive" thinkers posting their vile, disgusting comments about the death of a human being who dared...to have thoughts different than their own.

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

      On CNN it's to be expected. Rest in peace, Andrew.

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

      Sorry, he didn't have "thoughts"... he was just a reactionary propagandist.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Nature

    lmao. Yeah. Love badness if you want to live. Good one.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. djaz

    It's easy to see this is a CNN webpage... 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 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Take gas...

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

    Last night on the way home I was thinking about Breitbart and how he should be in jail. This morning I got the good news. Now I guess I'll think about Roy Blunt.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. F22

    Eric Holder knows nothing about this death.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. smokeee

    this-guy-was-a-trashy-politics-POS...karma-has-to-suck...i-know-where-he's-going-and-its-not-up.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Liberalnewz2

    Liberal hate trolley out in record numbers on CNN.

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

      It is perhaps ironic that the man who just died was a hate-monger of the worst kind.. yet its hateful to remind folks of that in your world.

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

    I see the morning hate sheets are up and running in their usual fashion. All you spite spitters are headed for the same early grave. It is unhealthy to hate anyone different opinions with such vehemence. Thought has energy and all of yours is as dark as it gets. It is no wonder your media outlets are foundering while conservative radio (of all things) continues to soar.

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

      Hate is a two-sided street.

      Liberals aren't the ONLY haters.

      Don't dish it out if you aren't able to take it....

      March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Wicked Breitbart dead... Yaaayyyyy!!!!!

    Yayyyyyyy!!! Good Riddance to Breitbard... his hate killed him.

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