Publisher and author Andrew Breitbart dead in L.A. at 43

Rong Gong Lin II 8:55 a.m. CST, March 1, 2012
Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart passed away unexpectedly from natural causes early Thursday, his website reported.

Breitbart, 43, a star of the tea party movement, died shortly after midnight in Los Angeles, his website said.

The following statement was posted on Breitbart’s website today:

“With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

“We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.”