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‘Anthony Weiner Exposer’ Andrew Breitbart Dead At Age 43

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Mar. 1 2012, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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By Neil Woulfe - Senior News Director

Noted publisher/commentator/and author Andrew Breitbart has died in Los Angeles at the age of 43, is reporting.

Breitbart -- who had a long and varied career -- was perhaps, most recently best known for breaking the Anthony Weiner naked photo scandal on his BigJournalism website.

A statement posted on his website said that Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center Thursday morning.

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The entire statement follows: "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. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

“Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation: I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

“Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I've lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I've gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

“Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us."

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Among his many credits, Breitbart was a commentator for the Washington Times and occasional guest commentator on various news programs and he also has served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. In addition, he was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch her wildy successful website, The Huffington Post.

At this time, no other details related to his death have been released.

Breitbar is survived by his wife and four children.



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