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Courtesy Flush

(4,558 posts)
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:35 AM Mar 2012

Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Fearless (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: FoxNews

Widely read conservative Internet publisher Andrew Breitbart has died, his attorney confirms.

The websites he founded ran a statement Thursday morning announcing that Breitbart, 43, died "unexpectedly from natural causes" in Los Angeles shortly after midnight.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/01/andrew-breitbart-dies-natural-causes-website-reports/

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Andrew Breitbart dead at 43 (Original Post) Courtesy Flush Mar 2012 OP
Can't say I mourn the asshole gopiscrap Mar 2012 #1
Post removed Post removed Mar 2012 #17
Buh-bye.. denbot Mar 2012 #2
that was truly 2pooped2pop Mar 2012 #7
I agree with you. whathehell Mar 2012 #9
Oh, you are terrible. Me too, for laughing so hard at this. Stop us both. n/t davidwparker Mar 2012 #28
Sending up prayers for his family - TBF Mar 2012 #3
Agreed....No one, except serial killers, perhaps, deserve to die that young. n/t whathehell Mar 2012 #12
Well, we don't wish death on people, but an asshole is an asshole, and he was one. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #27
I said the prayers were for his family - TBF Mar 2012 #35
If I can't say something nice mrs_p Mar 2012 #4
the committee to horsewhip Andrew Breitbart... SCantiGOP Mar 2012 #5
If anything a lower authority, down there in hell. Hope he's enjoying the cauldron. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #30
Sounds strange...How many people "die from natural causes" at 43 years of age? whathehell Mar 2012 #6
It may be considered natural 2pooped2pop Mar 2012 #10
It might, I don't know. whathehell Mar 2012 #16
Good point sarge43 Mar 2012 #15
I had a heart attack this year at 46. Had I not gone to the ER, I might have died. Liberal Veteran Mar 2012 #18
Wait...heart attacks count as natural causes? vaberella Mar 2012 #31
I think it is the default if not accidental, protracted illness, or foul play. Liberal Veteran Mar 2012 #42
A significant number, actually. n/t ColesCountyDem Mar 2012 #20
I guess we'd have to define "natural causes" then, otherwise it doesn't compute for me. whathehell Mar 2012 #48
It can happen dash_bannon Mar 2012 #44
How long until... dash_bannon Mar 2012 #45
"Stop raping people! Behave yourself!" leveymg Mar 2012 #8
Dumbass drank himself to death chrisa Mar 2012 #11
He never denied lots of cocaine use. 43? Christ, he looked 63. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #32
some stuff I didn't know riverwalker Mar 2012 #13
He was very young and had a number of children. JDPriestly Mar 2012 #14
If they continue his legacy of hate flamingdem Mar 2012 #25
I feel sorry for his family, especially his children. Gormy Cuss Mar 2012 #46
Amused and Astonished MissNostalgia Mar 2012 #19
He died of natural causes. OnyxCollie Mar 2012 #21
Really dead, or "Ken Lay-dead" ? Myrina Mar 2012 #22
KARMA! timesup Mar 2012 #23
I feel sympathy for his family. Bettie Mar 2012 #24
Then say something not nice, such as "He was a major league asshole," which he was. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #36
Is that even possible to die of natural causes at 43? vaberella Mar 2012 #26
I'm thinking with his weight issues he may have had a heart attack - TBF Mar 2012 #33
I have little good to say about the guy, but... kegler14 Mar 2012 #38
Yes, it's possible. All sorts of reasons qualify as natural causes. Gormy Cuss Mar 2012 #39
I'm torn. rschallack Mar 2012 #29
Duplicate post. sinkingfeeling Mar 2012 #34
He really was looking terrible the last few times I saw him on TV WhoIsNumberNone Mar 2012 #37
Drugs and booze will do that. And he was an asshat which is ok to say, dead or not. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #40
I know this is not the most sympathetic response, pennylane100 Mar 2012 #41
Well, this will be ugly here at DU. nt onehandle Mar 2012 #43
This is what happens to angry white conservatives that cannot chill. jpak Mar 2012 #47
Duplicate. Fearless Mar 2012 #49

gopiscrap

(23,615 posts)
1. Can't say I mourn the asshole
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:38 AM
Mar 2012

Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

denbot

(9,894 posts)
2. Buh-bye..
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:38 AM
Mar 2012

I suck for posting this..

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2pooped2pop

(5,420 posts)
7. that was truly
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:44 AM
Mar 2012

my first DU keyboard splash! I see other people all the time posting "u owe me a keyboard" coz the post made them spew their java all over the keyboard. Most of the times I think, "it wasn't that funny" But this? Keyboard!

We are bad.

whathehell

(28,868 posts)
9. I agree with you.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:44 AM
Mar 2012

and I don't find it funny in the least.

davidwparker

(5,397 posts)
28. Oh, you are terrible. Me too, for laughing so hard at this. Stop us both. n/t
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:52 AM
Mar 2012

TBF

(31,869 posts)
3. Sending up prayers for his family -
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:40 AM
Mar 2012

he is loved by them and deserves that respect no matter how much we may disagree with his political views.

whathehell

(28,868 posts)
12. Agreed....No one, except serial killers, perhaps, deserve to die that young. n/t
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:46 AM
Mar 2012
 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
27. Well, we don't wish death on people, but an asshole is an asshole, and he was one.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:52 AM
Mar 2012

TBF

(31,869 posts)
35. I said the prayers were for his family -
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:55 AM
Mar 2012

and I meant exactly what I said.

mrs_p

(3,008 posts)
4. If I can't say something nice
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:40 AM
Mar 2012

then I won't say anything at all.

SCantiGOP

(13,814 posts)
5. the committee to horsewhip Andrew Breitbart...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:41 AM
Mar 2012

...is hereby disbanded, responsibility having passed to a higher authority.


 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
30. If anything a lower authority, down there in hell. Hope he's enjoying the cauldron.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:53 AM
Mar 2012

whathehell

(28,868 posts)
6. Sounds strange...How many people "die from natural causes" at 43 years of age?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:43 AM
Mar 2012

Weird...I'm sure there will be a more forthcoming explanation.

 

2pooped2pop

(5,420 posts)
10. It may be considered natural
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:45 AM
Mar 2012

to drink yourself into a stupor and choke to death or have a heart attack maybe? He was definately stuporfied most of the time that I saw.

whathehell

(28,868 posts)
16. It might, I don't know.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:47 AM
Mar 2012

but I'm sure the "dirty details", as it were, will emerge.

sarge43

(28,926 posts)
15. Good point
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:47 AM
Mar 2012

Death at an extreme old age could be from natural causes, but at 43?

Liberal Veteran

(22,239 posts)
18. I had a heart attack this year at 46. Had I not gone to the ER, I might have died.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:48 AM
Mar 2012

It does happen.

vaberella

(24,634 posts)
31. Wait...heart attacks count as natural causes?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:54 AM
Mar 2012

I thought those were called myocardial infarction ---- Oops...just read on wiki that if you die of a heart attack it can be listed as natural causes. Wow..learn something new every day.

Liberal Veteran

(22,239 posts)
42. I think it is the default if not accidental, protracted illness, or foul play.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:59 AM
Mar 2012

ColesCountyDem

(6,943 posts)
20. A significant number, actually. n/t
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:49 AM
Mar 2012

whathehell

(28,868 posts)
48. I guess we'd have to define "natural causes" then, otherwise it doesn't compute for me.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:06 AM
Mar 2012

I had a friend who died at 32 from a heart attack....I was shocked until I realized that:

A: He had a congenital heart condition

B. He smoked and was considerably overweight.

The fact that these factors likely played into it, lessened my "shock", but not my sorrow...He was

a really nice young guy...Mellow, gentle, a sculptor.

dash_bannon

(108 posts)
44. It can happen
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
Mar 2012

If he didn't take care of himself, ate poorly. lacked exercise, and/or he was a diabetic, it could happen.

Up until modern times, most people died in their 40s.

Considering how Breitbart viewed the world, he might have seen being healthy as a liberal conspiracy.

dash_bannon

(108 posts)
45. How long until...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:01 AM
Mar 2012

How long until a right winger claims a conspiracy or blames the president?

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
8. "Stop raping people! Behave yourself!"
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:44 AM
Mar 2012

Alas, his mental illness proved to be terminal.

chrisa

(4,524 posts)
11. Dumbass drank himself to death
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:45 AM
Mar 2012

There's nothing natural about that.

But I will be respectful - despite his past antics, I hope he rests in peace.

 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
32. He never denied lots of cocaine use. 43? Christ, he looked 63.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:54 AM
Mar 2012

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
13. some stuff I didn't know
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:46 AM
Mar 2012

when he died he was with his father-in-law, the actor Orson Bean, who is married to Alley Mills, the actress from the "Wonder Years" (she was the mom) who is 23 years younger. He is 81.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
14. He was very young and had a number of children.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:46 AM
Mar 2012

Confused and cruel as he was, his family does deserve our sympathy. It's sad when a person dies before having the opportunity to develop fully as a human being. That is in my opinion the case with Andrew Breitbart.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/andrew-breitbart-dead-natural-causes-.html

flamingdem

(39,294 posts)
25. If they continue his legacy of hate
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
Mar 2012

I have no sympathy for them. We shall see if they are so inclined or if they're pushed into it by other hateful entities.

Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)
46. I feel sorry for his family, especially his children.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:01 AM
Mar 2012

Even though publicly he was someone that I'd want to flog. THEIR relationship with him may have been quite different. No matter what his character was like in his private life it's a jolt and a tremendous loss to a child when a parent dies.
My sympathy to them.

MissNostalgia

(159 posts)
19. Amused and Astonished
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:49 AM
Mar 2012

Amused and Astonished by ABC News’ initial article (its longer now), if you can call it that, more like 4 sentences and a picture to add length, yet they have now added a video. Honestly ABC crawled so far up this guy’s ass DURING the Sharrod scandal. I expected a huge shrine on the main homepage at least.

 

OnyxCollie

(9,958 posts)
21. He died of natural causes.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:49 AM
Mar 2012

No one could possibly be that full of shit and live very long.

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
22. Really dead, or "Ken Lay-dead" ?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:49 AM
Mar 2012

timesup

(88 posts)
23. KARMA!
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
Mar 2012

I could carry on for a while, it's all negative and we know what a lying sack he was, enough said.

Bettie

(15,875 posts)
24. I feel sympathy for his family.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
Mar 2012

But, I cannot think of a single nice thing to say about the man himself.

 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
36. Then say something not nice, such as "He was a major league asshole," which he was.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:56 AM
Mar 2012

vaberella

(24,634 posts)
26. Is that even possible to die of natural causes at 43?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
Mar 2012

I thought that was reserved for old people..."natural causes" = old age. I'm totally confused by that.

TBF

(31,869 posts)
33. I'm thinking with his weight issues he may have had a heart attack -
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:54 AM
Mar 2012

but my mom lost a cousin to a brain hemorrhage at that age. They had no idea anything was wrong and he collapsed after driving his family home from church Sunday morning, no joke. You just never know - live each day to the fullest.

kegler14

(542 posts)
38. I have little good to say about the guy, but...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:57 AM
Mar 2012

it's certainly possible to die of natural causes at 43. I lost a close loved one to sudden cardiac arrest when she was 18. No drinking or drugs involved and she was an athlete.

Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)
39. Yes, it's possible. All sorts of reasons qualify as natural causes.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:57 AM
Mar 2012

Asthma attacks, blood clots, stroke, heart attacks....

rschallack

(24 posts)
29. I'm torn.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:52 AM
Mar 2012

He was vile, despicable, and contributed to the coarsening of this country. I'm glad his rhetoric will never be heard again. I truly feel sorry for his wife and kids. I'm saddened if people dance on his grave. Please do not.

WhoIsNumberNone

(7,875 posts)
37. He really was looking terrible the last few times I saw him on TV
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:56 AM
Mar 2012

I've had some pretty nasty things to say about him too, but this isn't the time.

 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
40. Drugs and booze will do that. And he was an asshat which is ok to say, dead or not.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:58 AM
Mar 2012

pennylane100

(3,425 posts)
41. I know this is not the most sympathetic response,
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:59 AM
Mar 2012

but what happens to the lawsuit against him by the woman from the Department of Agriculture, I was hoping she would take him to the cleaners for ruining (or at least trying to) ruin her career.

onehandle

(51,122 posts)
43. Well, this will be ugly here at DU. nt
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:59 AM
Mar 2012

jpak

(41,705 posts)
47. This is what happens to angry white conservatives that cannot chill.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:06 AM
Mar 2012

yup

Fearless

(18,421 posts)
49. Duplicate.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:08 AM
Mar 2012

Please head over.... http://www.democraticunderground.com/101464366

Thanks!

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