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In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Breibart.com ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov

Posted on 03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

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.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; bookreview; breitbart; hatingbreitbart; obit; obituary; righteousindignation; rip; ripandrewbreitbart
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To: A_perfect_lady

I don’t think men are prone to heart attacks at that age. I have no idea what could cause a 42-yr-old to die of natural causes,either.


301 posted on 03/01/2012 7:01:20 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I followed Andrew on Twitter. He took on all comers and gave them all what-for. Your star was rising, RIP sir.


302 posted on 03/01/2012 7:01:20 AM PST by Hoboken (truth)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Not yet. I’m just not ready. =(


303 posted on 03/01/2012 7:01:22 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203753704577255163292926398.html


304 posted on 03/01/2012 7:02:25 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: GoldwaterChick
Gutfeld mentioned he had concerns about Andrews health, and hoped he was taking care of it. It seemed he knew in more detail of his ills, but rightfully didn't;t elaborate
305 posted on 03/01/2012 7:02:42 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Red Badger

It was the first thing I thought.


306 posted on 03/01/2012 7:02:56 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m stunned. RIP, Andrew.


307 posted on 03/01/2012 7:03:14 AM PST by Cooter
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To: A_perfect_lady

He may have had a heart attack. For some reason young people are more likely to die from one than older people.

I am bummed about this.


308 posted on 03/01/2012 7:03:27 AM PST by altura
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

My only sibling, my brother, died at 43 of a heart attack. Andrew was 43 as well.

It happens.


309 posted on 03/01/2012 7:03:53 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: apillar
Just saw it on Foxnews.

very tragic to lose such a strong voice.

Prayers for his wife and children.

310 posted on 03/01/2012 7:03:56 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

LA Coroner’s Office Confirms Breitbart Death To ABC

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has confirmed conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s death to ABC News. 

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/la-coroners-office-confirms-breitbart-death-to-abc


311 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:01 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: cuban leaf
The term "natural causes" is just another way of saying "foul play not suspected".

If he was not under a doctor's care it will be a while before the cause of death is know.

Great loss...especially to his family. May God bless them and give Andrew eternal rest.

312 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:06 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

LA Coroner’s Office Confirms Breitbart Death To ABC

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has confirmed conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s death to ABC News. 

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/la-coroners-office-confirms-breitbart-death-to-abc


313 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:06 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Rummyfan
one of mancow's tweets.... MancowMuller ‏ @MancowMuller He told me RECENTLY he had big dirt on Obama... MANY believe it's murder!
314 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:11 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: kevinm13

The ultimate Happy Warrior.

I must admit I had a HUGE crush on Andrew (yes, I’m female). What a mind. What a rapier wit. And he could always go straight to the heart of an issue...unlike all other Republicans who can’t seem to even make a cogent argument over gas prices, let alone Fast n Furious or ACORN.

Greg Gutfeld said something about “assuming he was taking care of his health problems”. There apparently was some pre-existing condition.

I am heartbroken. God bless his family.


315 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:11 AM PST by Timeout (New Deal divided us into two Americas: those who WORK for a living and those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

LA Coroner’s Office Confirms Breitbart Death To ABC

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has confirmed conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s death to ABC News. 

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/la-coroners-office-confirms-breitbart-death-to-abc


316 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:11 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: NoGrayZone

I’m a realist........dammit!


317 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:25 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

LA Coroner’s Office Confirms Breitbart Death To ABC

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has confirmed conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s death to ABC News. 

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/la-coroners-office-confirms-breitbart-death-to-abc


318 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:36 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I don’t think men are prone to heart attacks at that age.

I had an uncle who looked to be in the best of health. Massive heart attack took him at age 40.

319 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:44 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: dforest
He was just on a local radio show this week and he sounded fine.

I just listened to him LAST NIGHT on Hugh Hewitt - and, yes, he sounded fine.

Assuming that this is true, my first thought is for his family and how utterly devastated they must be. They have my sympathies and my prayers. Second, I think that if it is true, it is likely from either an aneurism or some kind of electrical problem with his heart, or possibly he had chemo years ago that weakened his heart. I've known a few people that died young and not from accidents, and it is always one of those 3 things.

Rest in peace, Andrew. Thanks for all that you did for your country and the cause of Liberty.

320 posted on 03/01/2012 7:04:57 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: ThomasMore

Sad event in any case.

Interesting that the video has made it ways to a popular conspiracy forum and it was followed by some interesting comments.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1794214/pg1

“It’s going to be interesting to see if Breitbart makes it to October.

Is he going to drown in the hot tub?”

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“If he survives to reveal whatever he has dug up, it will be a miracle. Obama is part of a political cabal with the Clintons, two folks that never batted an eye at the people that died ‘mysteriously’ as climbed the ladder.”

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“Breitbart is a true American.

Love the guy.

He’s also one hell of a brave guy. Death threats by the left galore to not only him, but his children.

He has to watch his back every step of the way.”


321 posted on 03/01/2012 7:05:10 AM PST by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: WinMod70
The medical examiner’s report will get to the bottom of it.

Yeah, right.
322 posted on 03/01/2012 7:05:34 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
RIP! Prayers for him and his family.

I turned on the TV and the announcement was the first thing I heard today. What a shock! He went too young.

323 posted on 03/01/2012 7:06:06 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Daily KOS says to keep it respectful, but the collective are not. They say that the conservatives including Breitbart didn’t give any respect to Ted Kennedy when he died. I don’t know about that but really what does it matter. They should take the high road and be respectful. I guess that is too difficult for them.


324 posted on 03/01/2012 7:06:19 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Girlene

Jonah Goldberg personally appeared on FOX, sadly trying to overcome the tears to no avail.

What a giant enemy the Left had in Andrew Breitbart!

There is NO ONE who replaces his FEARLESSNESS. In that style of utter FEARLESSNESS, he is distinctly IRREPLACEABLE!

Oh, that you and I should be so brave as Andy, the great patriot thunder foot willing to tread on serpents.

May God rest his soul.


325 posted on 03/01/2012 7:06:33 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Natural causes — at 43? That’s a shame. I didn’t see eye-to-eye with him all the time, but Breitbart was mostly a good egg. I’ll miss him.


326 posted on 03/01/2012 7:06:49 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

Conflicted thoughts here...

He had dinner with Bill Ayers, and Ayers did the cooking.

Now he’s dead??

On the other hand, it happens a lot that young people suddenly die.

People have mentioned heart attacks and brain bleeds...the latter is what a college teacher of mine died from. She was a tennis instructor and an avid horseback rider. She was riding her horse one day and suddenly went limp and fell off to the ground.

A brain bleed.

She was 39 and full of life.

It happens.


327 posted on 03/01/2012 7:06:54 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: GoldwaterChick
Oh, dear. This is the first I've heard that he has four kids. They must be young.

Dear Lord, hold this family up, and wrap them in your arms of love at this moment of deep grief. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!

328 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:13 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Jonty30
Any chance of him being taken out by unnatural causes?

I think we know the answer to that...and it's not that big a stretch to go there.

The Left-wing cockroaches are scurrying today. On November 6, we break out the ELECTORAL cans of RAID.

329 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:39 AM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/1/12, 250/325 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: califamily4W

LA Times -

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/andrew-breitbart-dead-in-la-at-43.html

“Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart passed away unexpectedly from natural causes early Thursday, his website reported.

Breitbart, 43, a star of the tea party movement, died shortly after midnight in Los Angeles, his website said...”


330 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:48 AM PST by califamily4W
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The devil is happy this morning.

You mean Soros?

331 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:55 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: ETL

Note to self: Do not dine with terrorists or other friends of Obama, no matter how hungry.


332 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:05 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Listening to Hannity call into Fox News right now and he is saying that he knew about a year ago Andrew had some heart issues. He said his life was constantly on a go and he never got much sleep. That kind of life style is very hard on the heart. But it bugs me when they call it Natural Causes.

Hannity just said that Andrew never had a shut off valve.

Listening right now. It was reported that Brietbart was out walking at midnight and someone saw him go down.

333 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:11 AM PST by Spunky
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To: ThomasMore

My father died 17 years ago today - massive heart attack, age 64. Not as young as Mr. Breitbart, but too young, in fact. March 1 always sucks for me. Sadder now.


334 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:28 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

RIP Andrew. You were a GREAT WARRIOR for truth and freedom and you will be sorely missed. My family’s prayers go out for your young family.

You’ve served as a great model for patriotic American activists. I pray that your associates will carry on the fight with the energy, strength and spirit that you epitomized.


335 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:32 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: ThomasMore

Only 40? Wow. Did he have heart problems for years or was this something that came on suddenly?


336 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:54 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: DAC21

Fox News reporting that Andrew was out walking around midnight. Someone saw him fall, called 911. Apparently he did have heart problems.


337 posted on 03/01/2012 7:09:11 AM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: napscoordinator
They say that the conservatives including Breitbart didn’t give any respect to Ted Kennedy when he died.

Guilty here. But Breitbart never murdered any young women.

338 posted on 03/01/2012 7:09:51 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

So sad!! I’d just finished reading his book last month and thought is was fantastic.


339 posted on 03/01/2012 7:09:51 AM PST by Alissa
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To: tutstar
....check for pin pricks...maybe someone wielded a furled umbrella......

......just sayin....

340 posted on 03/01/2012 7:10:30 AM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney loosers all....NEWT is the Man)
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To: Hawthorn

Breitbart had some very powerful enemies.

Glenn Beck just opened his radio show saying not to jump to any conclusions, but leave no stone unturned to be sure this was not foul play.

RIP Andrew Breitbart, you were one of the (very) good guys.

One of the best. We lost a great one today.


341 posted on 03/01/2012 7:11:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Like you, I would never go there for much of anything. It just happened that I was looking for confirmation, when the main MSM was saying nothing about it yet. They were also the first to report it as was FR.

I did not stay long, it was a celebration from them, to put it mildly.


342 posted on 03/01/2012 7:11:08 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dforest

Just said on FNC that he collapsed while out walking. They tried to revive him at the scene and couldn’t. He was taken to the hospital before being pronounced dead. Hannity said he had some heart problems last year.


343 posted on 03/01/2012 7:11:34 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: CAluvdubya; cuban leaf

Sorry cuban leaf. I am just very sad over this. Trust me, nothing would have made me happier than this being a hoax.


344 posted on 03/01/2012 7:11:43 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: altura

I wonder if he had heart problems or some other undiagnosed illness/disease.

It’s scary to think that something’s wrong with your body and you might not even know it.


345 posted on 03/01/2012 7:11:50 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m in complete shock. Just can’t believe this. What a terrible loss.

I hope and pray he knew the Lord Jesus Christ and that he’s with Him right now. May He give His divine comfort, strength, and peace to Breitbart’s family and friends.


346 posted on 03/01/2012 7:12:36 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Stunning and devastating news.....like losing a family member. You fought the good fight, Mr. Breitbart. We will try to pick up the flag and carry it forward. RIP.


347 posted on 03/01/2012 7:12:45 AM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I must go get ready for work now. I MUST go to work today. I must deny this until I get home.


348 posted on 03/01/2012 7:12:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I don't think men are prone to heart attacks at that age.

Yes, they can be. My late husband had his first heart attack at 39. No warning.

349 posted on 03/01/2012 7:13:00 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: ScottinVA
To quote you who have said it so well!

"Breitbart tread where few had the courage to go!"

How terrible for his young children and his wife ... Prayers for all!
350 posted on 03/01/2012 7:13:03 AM PST by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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