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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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31.

Justice Served    

Across the USA, millions of low-income people who worked and volunteered at ACORN and were lynched by Breitbart know he is meeting satan right now.

915 days ago
32.

OooooNooo!    

Such a shame to loose a great man at such a young age to heart failure. You will be missed!

915 days ago
33.

buzz kill    

Noticed all the hateful, negative comments left by the same progressive people who always preach tolerance for others. I guess they really want people to tolerate their narrow mindedness.

915 days ago
34.

Fuck Celebrities    

Never heard of him.

915 days ago
35.

ralph    

Healthy 43-year olds don't usually die of natural causes in the middle of the night.

915 days ago
36.

Josh    

You are all welcome to give your hateful comments to his family... Oh wait you only have a pair on this website... You people need to get a heart then this country would be a better place

915 days ago
37.

Josh    

HUGE LOSS.

915 days ago
38.

Zel    

He did much, much more than break the Anthony Weiner story ~ he helped take down the criminal, fraudulent entities known as ACORN, exposed Shirley Sherrod, etc. and was a monumental force in getting the truth out regarding the hypocrisy of the political Left and the biased media.

915 days ago
39.

Maverick    

Can someone die of liberal hatred?

915 days ago
40.

WatcherOne    

You'll be missed, Andy. Thanks for all the entertainment. RIP.

915 days ago
41.

Gary    

A true journalist,This was a great men he took on Acorn,George Soros and the Obama machine,and Van Jones.Theres a lot more to this story,Alot of people wanted him out of the way stay tuned

915 days ago
42.

gimmeshelter    

it's times like these that we're all reminded of just how immature, selfish and entitled libs are..you won't find juvenile comments to such a degree on any other death as you would someone who opposes a lib's viewpoints. this is the reason why i'm an independent. i was too embarrassed for too long being aligned w/such ridiculous aholes.

915 days ago
43.

growup    

very sad. even sadder is how little compassion people have for a man who was simply living out his truth as he believed it. It will be an even sadder day if Americans aren't allowed to do that.

915 days ago
44.

Zel    

Quite obvious that Leftist Dems, Progs & Statists despise TRUTH, moral & cosmic truth, and continue to cast their lurid putridity in attempts not just to evade the truth, but incredibly to hide it.

915 days ago
45.

Horndog    

He was at an Occupy Washington rally a couple of weeks back and was acting ... well, you can decide for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJlOz7bVb0

915 days ago
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