Breaking – RIP Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012

I’m shocked really. Andrew was three years younger than myself and it really makes you think. Andrew leaves his wife Susie and four children. So sad.

From Big Journalism.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

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.

Ed Morrissey reflects.

In some ways, Andrew was our Merry Prankster.  He was willing to take risks and look foolish in order to make a point or win an argument, with more courage than most would muster.  No one who saw it will ever forget how he seized the podium at Anthony Weiner’s press conference and demanded vindication from media outlets who had been disparaging him and defending Weiner when the former Congressman got caught literally with his pants down.  Few men have had the kind of impact Andrew did in such a short time, and he leaves behind a media empire that is still gaining strength.


I’m stunned. He was kinetic, brash, relentless, full of fight, the bane of the Left, and a mentor to the next generation of right-wing activists and citizen journalists.

Friend and co-worker Michael Walsh.

In the war against the institutional Left, Andrew Breitbart was the Right’s Achilles; the bravest of all the warriors, now fallen on the plain. There was no combat in which he would not engage, no battle — however small — he would not join with glee, and no outcome acceptable except total victory. His unexpected death last night at the young age of 43 is not the end of his crusade, but its beginning.

10 replies
  1. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    So young.? “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come” Isaiah 57:1.? Not sure if it applies or not, but was the first thing that came to mind.

  2. Barb
    Barb says:

    I’m just heartbroken.? He was a hero for all of us, our leader into the fray.? RIP Andrew.? We will always remember you and hold your memory dear.

  3. winnie
    winnie says:

    Wow…what a tragic loss–on the personal level for his family and on the political level for us.? Even more shocking to me is that he was only 42 — my age.? Makes you realize how important it is to not wait for “another day” to stand up for what you believe in and to make a difference in the world while you’re here to do so.?

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I just listened to a 41 min. interview with Andrew Breibart and a Brian Montopoles (sp?) broadcast on CBS News in May 2011. Andrew was brilliant and although Brian hit him with everything he had, in most cases he ended up saying “well, I don’t want too many details” as Andrew could account for every word he had said.? My favorite was when Andrew said it was the Women in the Tea Party who were the most courageous, the Annie Oakley (s0) in the Tea Party. I know a few Annie Oakleys myself.
    I revere him. I hope his wife and family will receive some comfort in the midst of their grief, by knowing how much we will all miss him. Sit back and listen to a true Patriot!
    RIP indeed, Andrew. You have fought long enough, but you have left your words with us.

  5. Jeff S
    Jeff S says:

    He would go into an unruly crowd and challenge them.? I remember the time the left was accusing tea partiers of spewing racial slurs at congressman and he offered $100,000 for the proof and no one has ever come up with the evidence.??

  6. andy@american
    andy@american says:

    Time and time again our politicians let us down, seemingly fighting for everyone BUT us.? Andrew fought for us.? God rest his soul.

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