Thursday, March 1, 2012

Conservative Andrew Breitbart has died at age 43, his website and editor say:

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart has died, according to his website Big Government. He was 43.

“With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart,” the website reported Thursday morning.

The cause of death was not immediately revealed.

“Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,” the Big Government post read. “We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.”

It continued: “Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.”

Joel B. Pollak, the editor-in-chief and in-house counsel at, confirmed the news in an email to The Daily Caller. Katie Bosland, an ABC producer, tweets, “LA Coroner’s office has confirmed to @ABC that Andrew Breitbart passed away last night at UCLA Medical Center.”

Pollak said he couldn’t immediately provide more details on Breitbart’s passing.

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