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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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46.

NobodySpecial    

Very sorry for his family, but not at all for him.

781 days ago
47.

barb    

Wow. You liberal haters are disgusting. You're no better than the members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Your blind vitriol is like a cancer on society.

My condolences to those that Breitbart left behind including his family, friends, and a society that he served with his unending quest for the truth. He was a true journalist in a world where the majority of "journalists" have sold out and become trained monkeys for the administration.

RIP, Andrew. Some people just can't handle the truth.

781 days ago
48.

antijemima    

oooh I remember this guy! He is the s***bag that got the agriculture secretary fired by Obama after circulating a doctored speech of her on the web. It was a big scandal two years ago. Rot In Pieces doooshbahg.

781 days ago
49.

manbearpig    

nothing quite like seeing the much talked about "liberal compassion" at work here.
stay classy as always lefties!

781 days ago
50.

Jeff    

such a sad story. this is just proof of how fragile life is. pray for his family
http://www.affiliatesunderground.com

781 days ago
51.

Tellthetruth59    

He was fearless! Loved him. RIP, Andrew.

781 days ago
52.

Shanan Li    

This man told the truth! Not the junk MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN spewed out. He support gays and felt people needed to learn to care for themselves. He will be missed. First Whitney died---a great singer. Davey Jones---a great entertainer. Now Andrew---A GREAT AMERICAN!!!!

781 days ago
53.

Gretel    

Even though a lot of people think every celeb or famous person under the age of 80 dies of something drug related, and they may well do so, sometimes people just die. Not saying that is what happened to him, but just sayin'

781 days ago
54.

gutsygirl    

Seriously...what is going on here? The word 'rapture' comes to mind.
RIP, Andrew.

781 days ago
55.

Rush-Limbaugh-Fan    

You filthy "progressives" have as your icon people like Anthony 'Look At My' Weiner, Bill 'Mr Zipper' Clinton, and hate monger, Bill Maher. How can you say a critical word about this patriot, Andrew Breitbart?

781 days ago
56.

Toilethead    

He won't be missed.

781 days ago
57.

Angela    

Bye, bye, *******! Hope you're w/Nixon & Reagan in hell now....

781 days ago
58.

tenley    

This guy was Matt Drudge's right-hand man for at least a decade before spinning off on his own, really he was the only person other than Drudge to launch that site into Internet history. He's at least as well known for his relationship with Drudge and I'm surprised there's no mention of Drudge in TMZ's coverage at all.

781 days ago
59.

Adam    

If it wasn't autoerotic asphyxiation, I'm guessing drugs.

781 days ago
60.

HumanNature    

NEVER HEARD OF HIM!!!

781 days ago
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