Thursday, March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Has Died


Andrew Breitbart, founder of the Breitbart new media organization, has died.

UPDATE: According to the Breitbart organization, Breitbart passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.  He was 43.

He ran the news aggregation site,, and five other websites:, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace.

Update 2:

Breitbart died just after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Larry Dietz in the L.A. county coroner's office told CBS News. Breitbart's father-in-law Orson Bean told the Associated Press that Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood when he collapsed.


  1. Whaaat!!
    What is natural causes at his age, heart attack?

  2. I had no idea there were "natural causes" that could kill a man dead at 43.

  3. Probably a heart attack. I didn't always agree with him but boy was he a pain the MSM's ass and that alone made him a prince among men. I loved him for that. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Andrew.

  4. A couple weeks ago he was claiming he was going to release tapes of Obama from his college days.
    I hope his untimely death from "natural causes" doesn't affect the tapes release.!

  5. wow he was just on peter schiff's show like yesterday

  6. Heartattack, Stroke, Undiagnosed Type II Diabetes, the list is long. It is not at all hard to have a serious health issue go undiagnosed despite regular healthcare and checkups.

    The fact is, that if your body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, or another commonly checked metric does not make a sudden change, and if you don't notice any sudden onset of symptoms (such as if the symptoms grow very slowly) there is nothing notable for a doctor to diagnose. Diagnosis starts with a complaint, or an obviously risky metric that is commonly checked.

    Andrew might have even noted some symptoms and simply written them off as effects of aging.

    No man is an island,
    Entire of itself.
    Each is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main.
    If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.
    As well as if a manor of thine own
    Or of thine friend's were.
    Each man's death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore, send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.

    - John Donne

    God Speed Andrew Breitbart

  7. I knew an acquaintance who passed away while working out at the gym from a cardiac arrest. He was about 30 at the time and in really good shape. We always thought the energy drinks he chugged before his workouts were a contributing factor but who knows whether it was something congenital.