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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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91.

RedneckBob    

Bye hate merchant.

935 days ago
92.

Ryan    

Randy Morrison -- you are a vile piece of...

Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and kids.

935 days ago
93.

C1776    

RIP. You'll be missed.

935 days ago
94.

Patti    

RIP Andrew. You'll be missed.

935 days ago
95.

NobodySpecial    

Rest in hell andrew.

935 days ago
96.

dee    

He's dancing with his father tonight...the devil in HELL!!!!!!

935 days ago
97.

JJ    

before anyone uses the old " have respect for the dead" line, I'd like to bring to your attention the quotes that Mr. Breitbart wrote upon the death of Ted Kennedy:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2009/08/26/57997/breitbart-kennedy-twitter/?mobile=nc

What's good for the goose is good for the gander, Rot in Hell you lying sack of trash

935 days ago
98.

MyOpinionOnly    

Knowing that the last piece of film showing him in all his fine glory of screaming at the top of his lungs yelling obcenities at some people at the Occupy Movement makes me feel that karma has worked and the circle is complete. This man was a liar and bully who made his "talent" of these fake schemes on the internet. He did not speak for all...he spoke only for the most vile, racist and hated people who "felt his message". I won't shed a tear for this man or feel a drop of sympathy. Just me though I'm sure.

935 days ago
99.

Dagny    

Unbelievable the compassion I see from the left. I knew some of the people behind the Acorn bust...AB simply gave the story its platform. They weren't lying. Take time to read the actual full up transcripts. Instead of being pissed about people using tax dollars to scam the system, you guys buy into politics and then dance on the grave of the person who delivered the truth. You people are sick and demented.

935 days ago
100.

dee    

I love how all you sorry republicans are calling us liberals classless. Your party and your hatred filled leaders are pathetic. Your more then happy when your fixed news and fat a$$ radio commentors are showing their hate and racism towards President Obama, so take a big dose of STFU. You should be rejoicing, he was called home to Hell. I always knew the devil was a republican.

935 days ago
101.

Maverick    

How much you want to bet he died of a drug overdose, chronic drug use, or maybe AIDS.

Usually zealots like Breitbart are the biggest hypocrites.

935 days ago
102.

dan    

To all the negative mental midgets posting comments on here about this pioneer of blogging.. GO BACK TO SCHOOL, It's Never Too Late!

935 days ago
103.

Patrick    

When Ted Kennedy passed Andrew had these words for him. I think they really fit Andrew more than they ever will Ted.........


"villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick" and "a special pile of human excrement."

935 days ago
104.

SusanCoyote    

Karma!

935 days ago
105.

Raxtoren    

I know people who died of heartfailure and cancer in their 40's and im in my 20's only dumb americans assume it must be drugs or suicide everytime - YOUR HEART CAN STOP AT AGE 40 ffs.

935 days ago
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