Breitbart's Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Conservative firebrand collapsed while walking last month
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
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Posted Apr 21, 2012 9:30 AM CDT
Breitbart's Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Andrew Breitbart in a 2001 file phoo.   (Getty Images)

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled that conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure stemming from coronary disease. A coroner spokesman said that a negligible amount of alcohol was found in Breitbart's system but no prescription or illicit drugs. Foul play is not suspected, and the case has been closed. Breitbart, 43, died March 2 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after collapsing as he was walking his dog near his Brentwood home. (More Andrew Breitbart stories.)

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