Skip to comments.Andrew Breitbart collapsed while walking near Brentwood home
Posted on 03/01/2012 8:24:16 AM PST by drpix
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart collapsed while walking near his Brentwood home, his father-in-law said.
Sources told The Times that Breitbart was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center about midnight, where he was pronounced dead of natural causes. No further details were available.
His father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, told the Associated Press that a neighbor saw Breitbart fall and called paramedics. Bean also said Breitbart had suffered from heart problems in the past.
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God rest his soul and give comfort to his family.
What a blow.
After Drudge bent over for Romney, I was getting my news from Breitbart. He had the only full pair of nuts among news aggregators and journalists.
A Huge loss. I met him a few times and did some things with him. I can’t express how shocked I am.
Walking at midnight?! I hope the LA coroner has no relationship with Chicago.
Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, said his father-in-law, Orson Bean.
Someone saw him fall and called paramedics, who tried to revive him. They rushed him to the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Bean said.
Reminds me of how they were able to tell us within an hour that the plane crash in NYC in November 2001 was an “accident”.
This is terrible. He was a young guy. Wait til the commie networks tell this story. They’ll be giddy. Prayers to his family and his many, many friends.
I'm shocked that such a dynamo would make such an early exit and can't believe it was just a coincidence.
Shrug. Who knows. He could have been meeting a source, or the obvious, simply walking.
I feel like we lost one of our four star generals in the war against liberalism!!!
So was I..and for the same reasons.
I will miss him. We will pick up where he left off and continue! We owe that to him..and to us.
Someone else will step forward to fill the void! Is it you?
Hark back to a person who was said to have dirt on the Clintons-Vince Foster-who was found dead in a park in Washington D.C.!! Curiouser and curiouser things get!!
He had a history of heart problems as his family and friends have said. He was doing a grueling book tour besides his other work.
Sure ... he could have had trouble sleeping, thought he had heartburn, needed fresh air, etc.
Next time I talked to him, he was organizing planeloads of relief for the tsunami victims.
Andrew did what few of us really ever want to do, namely aggressively confront the Left in their face. We have lost a tremendous leader, and I have lost a friend.
Will Obama send regards to his family??
A neighbor saw him walking at midnight? Is walking at midnight a popular activity in Brentwood?
Was he walking to meet someone? Or was the neighbor walking with him?
On another thread - there was a statement that Breitbart only got 4 hours of sleep. Perhaps he was walking to clear his head?
Walking outside at midnight????
Not liking the sound of this.
I'd say this midnight walk was likely his usual pattern.
Granted things are done a little different in California, but what are the odds that:
1. He'd just happen to go for a stroll at around midnight?
2. There would be somebody who not only saw him out walking, but saw him at the exact moment he collapsed?
Still, I'm reluctant to dive into any conspiracy theories until more facts are known.
Yeah, that and the EgyptAir crash from a few years before, when the plane went straight into the ocean, seemed like a big cover up. Big time.
I’m sorry for your loss. He seemed to be a courageous and generous man. Many of us owe him a lot.
Regardless, knowing the Chicago thugs he was ratting out, he most likely had a "dead-man switch" set up for a data dump "just in case". My apologies to the real Chicago thugs of the old-school. Let's wait and see.
Was so shocked to hear of this earlier. Oh, Andrew will be so missed! A terrible, terrible loss and all so incredibly sad.
You have my sympathies for the loss of your friend.
How will we ever know? obama in the HW...Holder at justice and Breitbart died in the most liberal city in the most liberal state in the union. I smell a big fat kenyan rat...probably the same rat friends of Rev Wright's choir director smelled in Chicago.
BINGO It was a hit.... we will never know unless the family also does an independant autopsy. I pray it was natural causes but your remember Vince Foster or the Chicago boys of Obama’s church.....
AB made more than a few radical enemies. A consistent pattern of walking alone at midnight would not be smart on his part.
I didn’t think he looked at that well at CPAC. JMO
So popular when it happens the neighbors take notice..... apparently....
I agree. Not enough facts yet for a good conspiracy theory. Sometimes stuff happens. For now, I’ll go with Sir William of Occam and think he died from pre existing heart problems.
I feel sad. I hope the tapes come out.
yes, by a very good Private Pathologist
Yeah, you sure don’t (didn’t) hear much about that crash. If I remember correctly, it crashed in Queens and killed 100 plus. HOWEVER, it was NOT, repeat NOT, terrorism~~~~
walking in that neighborhood at night you’re liable to be hit by a Ford Bronco traveling at low speed...
Richard Kuklinski would kill with a small mist of a cyanide solution to bare skin. Unless there is a specific test for cyanide, the autopsy would always list the cause of death as heart failure. It can be done in broad daylight, without anyone observing what actually happened.
Which conspiracy theory did I start with?
The November 2001 plane crash?
Do you still believe that to be an accident?
Kind of FAST cause of death on this, don’t you think?
Who are you to be all holier than thou on an IMMEDIATE cause of death for a prominent public figure?
Either way, I very much hope he had "if anything happens to me" conversations with multiple people, while handing out zip drives.
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your friend. We have all lost a great conservative leader...
Do you really want to sound like a complete idiot?
What do you mean ‘why’?
I guess his wife is part of the conspiracy too? He had heart trouble. Why is that so hard to understand? He talked to several of his friends about it.
I only have one other night to go on.
That night Ron Goldman was out walking, and he ran into OJ who was also out on a stroll, and then Kato walked back by OJ's house.
It seems like a happening night spot.
“Who are you to be all holier than thou on an IMMEDIATE cause of death for a prominent public figure?”
Holier than thou? roflol...How about LISTENING to his friends talk about it! He had heart trouble which he told several of his CLOSE friends. They were all worried about him and how he wasn’t taking care of himself. Not too hard to understand, IMO.
A terrible loss.
For what it’s worth— the midnight stroll does not seem odd to me. I do it myself to relax, and I know the general area of Brentwood. Generally speaking, it’s about as safe an area as you will find in LA.
What worries me: Andrew felt healthy enough to take the walk- sick people don’t exercise. Exceptions might be made: emotional turmoil etc.
RIP to a great conservative...
I agree. After reading his autobiography, I am saddened—but not shocked. The boy did a lot of living before breaking onto the national scene. That type of stress might not show on the surface, but it does cause damage.
It’s too bad. He was one of a few conservative commenters that did not sound like a shrill.
Think that is the normal procedure today.