Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Conservative’s caustic internet mouth-piece Andrew Breitbart died shortly after midnight, this morning, he was 43. He is  “survived by his wife Susannah Bean Breitbart, 41, and four children.”

Breitbart’s Big Journalism website broke the news with this, “With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.”

Breitbart was loved by the right-wing and reviled by the left, as he often relentlessly picked battle with both politicians and the main-stream media. He was a darling of the Tea Party as well.  

Breitbart was a prolific commentator who founded several websites devoted to covering politics, entertainment and everything in-between. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Drudge Report before breaking off to start his own outlets — including Big Government, Big Hollywood and[…]

The Los Angeles coroner’s office said the preliminary evidence suggests a “cardiac event” led to his death. An autopsy is set for Friday.

Breitbart’s father-in-law actor Orson Bean said he “was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed.”

I’ll choose to stay classy on this one, though many liberal and progressive bloggers are reported not to be and goodness knows Breitbart certainly didn’t apply the “stay classy” rule in his internet reporting. Regardless, it’s not my style to speak ill of the dead… I’ll let others have it…

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