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.

soundoff (699 Responses)
  1. John

    Even Breitbart's website says natural causes. If you are going to criticize CNN why do you even bother going to their website? Betcha Fox and MSNBC say the same thing.

    When you drop dead are you going to want your family, friends and public to know the sad details which would likely require an autopsy?

    My father dropped dead at age 76 in January of natural causes. We don't know if it was a stroke, a heart attack or breakage of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He's gone and he went quickly, without pain. We don't need to have him cut up to determine which one it was.

    March 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ABC

    I don't believe there ever will be a party or political affiliate devoid of lying to get what they want. John McCain indicated that lying was essential to surviving the POW camps.

    March 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill_Fl

    Sad sad day for conservative moment.

    You won't see Lib media or Rep elite media pick up the torch.

    Someone will take his place. Who is man or women enough?

    Speak out now!

    March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Darius

    It is sad that the only thing to stop him from spewing out lies would be death.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Lowe

      Ill be happy when george sorros is dead

      March 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bill_Fl

    Dispute the truth is like asking people to believe in the tooth fairy

    March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thomas Lowe

    sad i saw a couple of tweets that was saying theyre happy that hes dead, again the left shows its true vile colors

    March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • RobGR

      Like you would never see something like that form the "right"? Please, grow up. A sick person is a sick person, it isn't distinguished by party lines as simple minds may think.

      March 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I had no love for his opinions and was highly critical of his body of work. But, I sincerely hope he's found peace, and I hope we all keep his his family in our best thoughts as we would anyone we know who have suffered such a shocking loss. The very few out there who have been ugly do not represent all those of opposing opinions. You, too, should be more responsible. You've used his death as a chance to recklessly lash out. For that, you should be ashamed.

      March 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sara

    How do you die of natural causes at 42? Not getting the whole story here by a long shot.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MM

      People have heart attacks or blood clots or strokes at 43 fairly frequently. Those all qualify as natural causes.

      March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • danie15

      Natural causes means that It could be a body malfunction such as heart attach. I am not sure either as to why the name it natural causes.

      March 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    Wake up! These people steal elections, start wars on phony pretexts, distort, lie and ruin other people lives and never look back, much less apologize, and you want to play nice. It doesn't work that way. They see your humanity as weakness. Crush them and move on. That's the only way to make America the country it can be. It's sad but true and I've had enough.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill_Fl


      Who are you referring to?

      For a minute, I thought you were channeling the spirit of Ron Paul.

      Help yourself and add a bit more color to your advise or commentary.

      We lost a great champion of the conservative moment. Show some respect.

      We know where the lefties stand. How about you?

      March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darius

      You so very right, crush them or they will crush you.

      March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Mc

      Well stated. To come out with "sympathies" just because a snake has died is hypocrisy. He was religious. Be happy he is with his maker.

      March 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wally

    of natural causes? age 42? having so many enemies especially the Husseinites? I don't think so

    March 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bill_Fl

    Having a real tough time wanting to have compassion for the lefties posting vile hateful remarks.

    But, I have to forgive them. They know not what they are doing or the are just following their leaders like blind, dump kool-aid drinking sheep.

    Don't worry my left wingers, a New and More Powerful Voice will rise from the ashes and continue to champion the truth.

    To quote a wonderful and compassionate man, "We the People, Shall over come!"

    March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jcbo

    "Natural Causes" aka snorting enough coke to kill a small mule.

    March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I smell an overdose

    How can they say he died of natural causes if he died just 16 hours ago? They completed a thorough autopsy and toxicology report already? How do we know he did not mix something deadly with his heart meds? cocaine perhaps? I'm not buying it. All these D-Bag Conservocrats have a dirty little secret and I bet drugs was his.

    March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steve Mc

    He seemed so filled with anger and hatred for the "left" and the Democratic Party, it's not surprising he died so young. It's believed that extreme stress can cause early death.

    March 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • PS

      Yes, anger a is never healthy.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. casceo

    So it turns out to be a good day after all.

    March 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Anon

    No matter what you thought of him, making jabs at his passing is sick. On the other hand, using his death to spread rumors and stupidity is also sick.

    I thought he was an egotistic blowhard who peddled fear and snake oil conspiracy to his audience, but my opinion doesn't matter now. We've lost another human being with a powerful voice, loved by many.

    Let his works be the test of his worth, and may he rest in peace.

    March 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
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