Skip to comments.In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
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, andfamouslyI 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. Ive lost friends, perhaps dozens. But Ive gained hundreds, thousandswho 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 ...
Might as well have the media chasing the Bretbart story in Los Angeles, CA rather than a Phoenix, AZ story.
I dunno...but men do drop dead at age 43 with unknown pre-existing conditions. Hope the autopsy isn't botched.
I wonder if he’s really dead or if he’s in witness protection? Something seems amiss here.
Better to have had Andrew and lost him than to not have had Andrew at all. Rest in Peace Andrew and although it was short it was powerful and world changing. That is a life well lived.
I exchanged “tweets” on occasion with AB. He consistently re-tweeted some of the nasty, vile things that leftists would say to him. My jaw dropped to the floor more than once about this and I don’t know how he put up with that garbage. Very thick-skinned individual and a great champion for Sarah Palin. I had huge respect for him.
RIP, Breitbart! ...but he was too young to die of “natural causes”...what the heck does that mean?
My heart is just broken and i am stunned at Breibart’s passing. The air feels like it left the room...he has a wife and young children—prayers and good thoughts for them all.
Relative to your post, My husband had a near 100% blockage of his LAD. I got him to the ER in time; he literally collapsed on the floor there; emergency cathetierization was done. First thing the surgeon said, after the fact, he “beat” the “widow maker.” DH was 51. His dad died at 54 of a massive coronary. So did his two uncles (youngest was 42; next one was also in early 50 also). It runs in families (I am scared to death for my boys). I am sure they family health history (is his dad still alive? Does he have brothers or uncles with cardio issues?)
I am sure more will come out, but I cannot let go the idea he was such a voice AGAINST Obama. He HAD info to “vet” him THIS election. I pray again for his family—but also for our Country. If this is natural, then it’s G-d’s plan...if not...may he help us all.
That is one chillingly accurate description. Now I’m totally creeped out.
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.
This is why he was brave. Either he knew he was risking a mysterious “early heart attack” or else the Almighty hinted to him he wouldn’t have much time.
A patriot and a hero.
Andy lived his life boldly, unafraid and guided by his strong convictions. This hard working patriot will be missed. He seemed to live a happy life, yet regrettably, way too short.
Thank you for all that you did Andy.
RIP Andrew Breitbart.
All result in this same ventricular dysrhythmia and sudden death.
My God, some of the comments from the opposition are just sickening. Do not click on the link unless your blood pressure is low:
I just don’t understand these people. They’re just so UGLY inside.
I followed AB too...and just damn, my thoughts “went there” too. And I want to go back and reread a lot of that crap. It’s chilling to think like this.
RIP Andrew Breitbart, The King of all Media.
Sleep with the Angels Andrew....Prayers for you’re family...
Not the day before. The day OF.
He’s walking ALONE in LA at 12 midnight their time, 12 hours before Sheriff Joe’s report, AKA at high noon. What was the time of death? The public release of death is written up and released by 6 am. There are now ‘heart problems’ and ‘natural causes’ reports, but no confirmation.
When is the autopsy and toxicology report due? Is there an obit already out in Australia—in print?
I am not sure of all causes. In my husbands case I think it was a combination of things. He had an artificial aortic valve so he had to be on blood thinners. He takes blood pressure meds so his blood pressure was stable, but he was quite a bit over weight. He had been doing some heavy lifting and I think the strain in lifting put pressure on his brain and caused the vein to break. The next morning I noticed him walking funny and grabbing onto the kitchen counter. He survived and was able to drive again but never the same as before.
A year ago that artificial valve had to be removed because scar tissue was growing around it and narrowing off the opening. This time they put in a pig valve and his Blood Pressure meds were cut back and he no longer has to be on blood thinners. But now he is diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. He has had a lot of things going on in his life, but he takes it in stride.
Thanks, hattend. bttt
If you combined everyone in Congress, they wouldn’t have one-tenth of Breitbart’s guts and patriotism, in my opinion.
This smells very suspicious to everyone I talk to. Expect a major cover up.
DU comments: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101464366
“Senate voting on Blunt amendment letting employers deny health care to employees”
by Joan McCarte
He was a good example for us guys to fearlessly stand up and be counted. I pray we will.
This is a sad, sad day! I just don’t know what to think...my husband died suddenly at the age of 53, so I know this is possible; however...the timing is more than a little suspicious! That said, he and his courage will be greatly missed. May God comfort his family in their terrible loss.
So sad. I’m very upset.
He was a great ally and I enjoyed his work/commentary and insights very much.
He had the right tools to effectively “stick it to the MSM” without ever losing credibility.
Will pray for him and his family. This man will be missed. Seems the Lord needs him for something more important =).
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Mark levin: “Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes.”
Wow. So we are not alone in wondering how natural the causes.
no more mr. nice guy....fight fire with fire....
Tucker Carlson was on WMAL the Monday after the Super Bowl talking about a dinner he and Breitbart had with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn the night before (on Super Bowl Sunday).
He said it was the “most delicious dinner we ever had.”
When is the autopsy and toxicology report due? Is there an obit already out in Australiain print
Look I assume he died of natural causes but it must be kept in perspective what he has done. His work cut off 500 billion dollars from flowing to ACCORN. The people that profited from this are very scary people. What a brave man he was and we must make sure it is investigated.
You know, I think you’re right. Thank you for a comforting reply. What a good way to ponder such a loss. I should be grateful for Andy as I grieve his loss, and for the time God allowed us to benefit from his witness in courage and fearlessness, and for the time allowed for Andy to accomplish his work.
Unless the people close to him are supposed to claim its natural causes while police investigate...
That would be prudent.
I feel like I’ve just been gut punched. We just lost one of our fiercest fighters against the Marxist Obama regime and the corrupt MSM.
It all seems extremely suspicious while others say “oh here the conspiracy people go” but really...your comment is intriguing. The only thing is, who would be protecting him? Certainly not any part of this government, he’s toxic to them.
Really I can hardly believe this. The timing is too convenient. Geez I hope someone on our side is going to investigate this thoroughly.
Ive got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 the videos are going to come out, ... the video shows Obama meeting a bunch of silver pony tails like Bill and Bernardine Dohrn (Weather Underground members)
people may rational all they want...
a true warrior on OUR side has just died at an unual age....
I believe what I believe....
I got to UMMC hospital in Baltimre within a few hours (this was, I think a very key factor in recovering) and spent two weeks in their Neural-ICU, pumped full of medicines to relax the blood vessels for stroke prevention. After they found its location in my brain via Angiogram they hit it with the "Gamma-Knife" which got rid of it, and I'm fully recovered now except for some short term memory loss. I was really pretty lucky, and if it hadn't been so scary it might have been fascinating.
Oh no!!! How terrible. He was only 43. Good heavens. We really needed his voice.
I do hope his death will be investigated thoroughly. He had many enemies.
Condolences to his family and friends. They must be in shock.
I’ve read similar stuff elsewhere.
Interesting, isn’t it, that the Defense Authorization law just allowed detainment for people simply for being “belligerent”. And Obama has claimed the right to approve assassinations of US citizens who are “known terrorists”. Well.... if belligerence is considered legal proof of being a terrorist.... and if Obama is terrified of Breitbart (and needs a big story to overshadow the findings of the Cold Case Posse...) you could almost consider assassination by heart attack LEGAL.
People need to realize we are dealing with criminals in positions of great power, in charge of technology that was always thought to be good because it would be used for good purposes...
The Obama people must have decided that the anti-2nd-amendment value of an assassination of Judge John Roll was to be preferred over an induced heart attack or cancer...
This is all just speculation, but that’s all these methods allow. I’m sure there was no autopsy done on Andrew Breitbart that would show whether there were any dart entrance marks on his body, or whether a poison had disintegrated in his body to give him a heart attack. By design, these technologies leave a person with nagging doubts because the timing, “coincidental” nature, previous threats, etc are the only clues that the assassination was done.
The information you gave fills in a gap to one of the issues I’ve been investigating as well. Hopefully someday that story can come out too...
This is beyond suspicious.
He dies suddenly at age 42 and they immediately, without benefit of an autopsy, release a statement that it was “natural causes”? Then later we hear of “heart problems”. Nothing to see here, move along.
It was surely just a coincidence that he was set to release a bombshell about the usurper in the White House.
Wow, they are playing Andrew talking from yesterday on a local station. He sounded feisty as hell.
He did not sound like a sick man.
This freaks me out.
May God Comfort His Loved ones.
Rest In Peace, Andrew.
This is a sad day for conservatives.
I am grateful we had him ..even for too short a time.
First thing I thought of when I heard the news this morning.
O’Reilly knows the SOROS threats are real. They all do. Glenn Beck left Fox because of it. The first threats were about the eligibility issue, in October of 2008. Breitbart’s death on the same day as the Cold Case Posse is reporting on Obama’s eligibility situation will not be lost on O’Reilly or any of the other on-air personalities, who were all threatened at least once before the 2008 election and once after the election.
Interesting to hear Rush today. He must have loosened his own collar a few times this morning...
What about Sarin Gas?
I met Andrew once, very nice and a gentleman.
Rest In Peace Andrew.
Prayers for your beloved family.
I used to be depressed, then angry, then truly fearful, terrorized, and then numb. But, last night, it hit me in the early morning. 0bama now creeps me out, like the smell of putrificaion or decaying bodies. He and the cabals evil, yes, but theyre not dead inside; theyre rotting, and its flat out hazmat creepy.
Just a few scriptures to remind myself that our struggle truly is not against flesh and blood, but against a very powerful enemy in the spiritual world who works through lies, deception and through those who belong to him. But even through that, believers are not to fear.
6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:6-9 ESV
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17 NIV
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.