Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart Passes Away

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart, the 43-year old conservative blogger, has passed away today. Breitbart served as a commentator for the Washington Times and he was an editor on the Drudge Report. He was also a researcher for Arianna Huffington and helped her launch The Huffington Post. Breitbart also had his own news aggregation websites at,, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace.

In Breitbart’s book “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World,” he discussed his involvement with The Huffington Post and The Drudge Report. In June 2011, Breitbart was involved in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal when his websites broke the story that Weiner was sending women revealing photos of himself.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in L.A. The blogosphere and journalism world has truly lost one of our best. This was the last tweet he sent out: