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.
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 friendsThaddeus 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 #RIPRep Blake Farenthold (R-TX) @farenthold RIP Andrew Breitbart your conservative voice will be missed and your family is in my prayers.