Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

His sites confirm the conservative blogger died in LA this morning

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 1, 2012 8:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Andrew Breitbart's Big Government today confirmed that its founder died early this morning at the age of 43. "With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce" that "Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," it reports. The LA Coroner's office told ABC he died at UCLA Medical Center. The Atlantic Wire reached out to the editor-in-chief of Breitbart.com, who said, "I can't tell you more than I have already, unfortunately. We'll know more later."

From the tribute on Breitbart's website: "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."

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who runs BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, gestures during an interview.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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