Andrew Breitbart Collapses and Dies at 43

Hollywood FAQs: American publisher and Washington Times commentator , Andrew Breitbart collapsed and died at the age of 43 on March 1, 2012. Breitbart, also known as the fiery online publisher and blogger, collapsed near his residence in Los Angeles.

Following the news, Newt Gingrich tweeted, “Andrew Breitbart was the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America. He had great courage and creativity.” He was also behind the investigation that led to the resignation of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Breitbart was known for using the internet relentlessly to ignite political scandals and expose what he used to see as media bias. The commentator also used to edit the facts even if he had to sometimes. A YouTube clip released last month showed him at Occupy Wall Street protestors and yelling ‘Stop raping people, you freaks!’. But still conservatives and tea party activists, who adored him, said that he was the one to expose the corrupt leaders.

The American publisher also used his website to promote a hidden camera video, in which the actors posed as customers that led to the downfall of the liberal Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now or ACORN. Explicit pictures of former Rep. Anthony Weiner along with an edited video that caused former US Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod to resign his office, were posted by him. Andrew was also known as the self vowed enemy of the mainstream media and still be subscribed to the Associated Press and also admitted loving the venerable news agency’s photos.

Larry Solov, the business partner and long time friend of Andrew said that he had two speeds, a light hearted jokester and fiery culture warrior. Earlier this year it was reported that the commentator suffered from heart problems, but the family refused to pin point in what happened.

Watch commander at the Los Angeles County, Larry Dietz said that an autopsy was likely.