Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Unbelievably sad news to report this morning, Save Jerseyans.

The official release posted at BigGovernment.com:

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

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.

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.

He was a true pioneer in the realm of “new media,” right up there with Limbaugh and Drudge. Generations of online journalists not yet born owe him a debt of gratitude. That’s no exaggeration! We here at Save Jersey will always appreciate his courageous example, and we are eternally grateful for BigGovernment.com’s assistance in taking the Daggett robocall story viral back in fall 2009.

RIP, Andrew! And thanks.

 

44 thoughts on “Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

  1. Didn't agree with him on virtually anything. Still respect what he did. Took guts. Pioneer is an appropriate word.

  2. I just heard this sad news. I'm especially going to miss him because like Drudge, and R. Emmett Tyrrell (American Spectator) before him, he liked to mix it up, and influenced my conservative views even if I didn't always agree. I really like his Big Hollywood site http://bighollywood.breitbart.com

    RIP

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