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 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. Saddle Tramp

    good riddance to bad rubbish!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. pferrar

    I can understand how you all feel about Andrew Breitbart, I feel the same way about all you left wing nuts. Hey, arent you late for some gov't subsidies

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Snake-Bio

      Are those who disagreed with this person's political philosophy/tactics automatically dependant on the government to a greater extent then yourself? I mean, is not posible to find this person's public persona offensive without being a 'left-wing nut', or a drain on society?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. David

    It's funny that you can let a person get under your skin so bad that you are thankful he died.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Irskan

      thankful? it's only karma realized...

      March 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Alina1

    He was not a reasonable man, when he hated he hated big, but as people say: " If you have nothing good to say about the dead ones, dont say anything at all".

    43 is pretty young to go. It is a tragedy.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    Only good right wing blogger, is a dead right wing blogger.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      Wow ... I hope that you don't really believe this. If so, we have some scary, unstable people browsing CNN. How can so many people hate someone they don't even know for having different political beliefs? Is there not room for different political ideologies in this nation? I thought this was one of the many things that made this nation great.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      Wow Pete – I guess anonymity is a good thing on the net. If you said that to someone's face you'd most likely be picking yourself up off the floor right now.. unless of course you are merely trolling.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Grant – I'm being sarcastic. More just poking fun at people that would be that extreme.

      Breibart was a real jerk, but its sad for his family he died young.
      P.S. – I make the same type of statements whenever a famous Yankee player dies...

      March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. oldsailor4

    maybe sanrectum can raise him from the dead

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Drumcode

    There is no god.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Nick McGuire

      You are wrong.

      March 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jonathan

    I'll save my tears for the spilled milk.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Zenichimaro

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. False News is going to blame Obama

    Can't wait to see how they spin this, I mean EVERYTHING Obama does is bad, so maybe they will say Obama caused his death. *Whispers* in a way it did

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Honorable Mrs. Graham

    Good old partisan hatred. The way that mere posters behave makes it quite clear that no two political groups will ever get along. This means, of course, that nothing in the government will ever get done. Who taught you to hate so much?????
    Anyway, no matter who or what this gentleman was, dying at 43 is terrible, and very, very tragic for his family. So, quit saying horrible things. How would you feel if it was YOUR relative, and people made statements like that? Pretty safe behind your computer, isn't it???

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      absolutely right. thanks for posting that.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |

    Whatever... the hatred he held for his fellow man probably ate him up inside. Like most "con"servatives (unlike Conservatives), he contributed nothing positive and fueled the divisiveness we have today. I'm sorry for his family but that's about it.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Grant

      And his liberal counter-parts? Do you hold them with the same vitriol and disdain that you hold Breitbart? Afterall, they're dividing us just like he was, right? Or is what the left does acceptable since it falls in line with your political ideology?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      All Breitbart ever did was expose things that actually happened. The Acorn video actually happened, he did not misrepresent it, he merely released it to the media.

      Likewise with the Shirley Sherrod case – Breitbart merely released the video to the press who ran with it. (and by the way – contrary to partisan spin, Breitbart did NOT lie about Sherrod's statements nor did he "selectively edit" the video, he supplied the ENTIRE video to the press)

      When Breitbart released the Anthoney Weiner tweets, everyone said that Breitbart was just lying. But he wasn't. And eventually, the truth came out.

      Breitbart has never lied about ANY story that he broke – if he had, he would have been sued in a court of law. He never was. if you have some secret knowledge to the contrary, please let us all know.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Snake-Bio

      To Bannister – The ACORN video has been proven, by many sources – not ALL of which are Left-Leaning – to be a set-up that was heavily edited to show the story AB wanted. That's an example of his underhanded, dishonest tactics, (some of which are used by the Left Wing as well).

      March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tom F.

    Does anyone even watch CNN anymore? lol

    Oh that's MSNBC I'm thinking about....LMAO.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. lmao

    I love this thread for being posted on CNN. And lol @ all of the unemployed liberal hippies on here

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joe Taylor

    Nil nisi bonum.
    And even if you don't ascribe to the freedom, liberty, and America-hating agenda espoused and agitprop extolled by the deceased, do be polite: there were even some who lamented the death of Dr. Goebbels.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
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