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Andrew Breitbart

Dead at 43

3/1/2012 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andrew Breitbart -- founder of the popular news website Breitbart.com -- is dead.
Andrew Breitbart -- founder of the popular news website Breitbart.com -- died early this morning at the age of 43.

According to his website, Breitbart -- the political journalist who broke the Anthony Weiner penis pic story -- died "unexpectedly from natural causes" shortly after midnight this morning in L.A.

A statement on Breitbart reads, "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior."

Andrew is survived by his wife and 4 children.

Breitbart's father-in-law told reporters Andrew was walking near his Brentwood home around midnight when he collapsed.

The father-in-law says someone saw Andrew collapse and called paramedics ... who raced to the scene and tried to revive him. Breitbart was transported to UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

According to reports, Breitbart suffered from heart problems last year.

Law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD is investigating the death.

Story developing ...

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awards    

RIP Andrew!

876 days ago
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Randy Morrison    

YES!! One down, a few more to go! This man was rubbish.

876 days ago
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Plumeria    

Another prescription drug death?

876 days ago
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priscilla's pants    

My first thought is suicide and/or drugs. The man was a little unhinged.

876 days ago
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Swins    

It is sad when a child loses a father or a spouse loses their mate. I feel bad for his family.

PS can't you guys stop the spammers? maybe use a CAPTCHA code?

876 days ago
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Tiggy    

Andrew your were awesome!!! R.I.P.

876 days ago
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JoeFrancis    

WOW! Didn't like him but RIP...

876 days ago
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jackie b    

Andrew Breitbart dead of prolonged Cocaine abuse.

876 days ago
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Phreaky    

Wow never heard of him or his website, but it's important enough to be on TMZ, that never happens.
RIP

876 days ago
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David    

All one needs to know about the inner workings of "progressives" is nicely detailed in their hateful rants about a man that just died.The difference this man made for his country is reflected in the vitriol espoused by the opponents of freedom from governemental tyranny. RIP Andrew.

876 days ago
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Phreaky    

Ahhh... after looking around I see why I never heard of him, he was one of those right wing nut jobs, I tend to tune out lunacy.

876 days ago
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dougie doug    

Good riddance you hateful lying sack of crap

876 days ago
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yessir    

Natural causes at 43? WTF

876 days ago
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Jessie    

It makes me happy when bad people die.

876 days ago
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Doug    

RIP Andrew! I really appreciated reading your news over the years and your commentary was amazing on TV news! You were a rising star, so sad you died young.

876 days ago
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