Andrew Breitbart passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 43

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Andrew Breitbart passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 43
Andrew Breitbart passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 43
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Conservative blogger, journalist and firebrand Andrew Breitbart has died. This is according to a statement posted to the Big Government Web site, a site Breitbart publishes.

“Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,” the statement reads.

And msnbc.com writes:

According to the Associated Press, Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, his father-in-law Orson Bean said.

In a tweet, Joe Scarborough said: “Our prayers are with Andrew Breitbart’s family who lost a husband, a father and a son.”

In addition to Joe, many of Breitbart’s friends and critics took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his death.

Update: TPM notes that Shirley Sherrod has also shared her thoughts.

The same msnbc.com story notes these:

  • Eric Cantor ‏ @EricCantor  I’m stunned to hear about the passing of Andrew Breitbart. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Susie, his children, and his friends
  • Thaddeus McCotter ‏ @ThadMcCotter  Good by & God bless, Brother Andrew. You are loved & mourned & ever remembered. biggovernment.com/lsolov/2012/03…
  • Herman Cain ‏ @THEHermanCain  I admired @AndrewBreitbart’s fighting spirit. Thoughts & Prayers to his family. He was my friend & I will miss him #RIP
  • Rep Blake Farenthold (R-TX)‏ @farenthold RIP Andrew Breitbart your conservative voice will be missed and your family is in my prayers.

Andrew Breitbart passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 43

Updated