Conservative blogger and father Andrew Breitbart was found dead this morning of an apparent heart attack at the age of 43.
Breibart was a publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs who has served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. Breitbart was also a researcher for Arianna Huffington, and helped launch the famous The Huffington Post website.
His website, Breitbart.com issued the following statement:
“We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior,” the article on the site said. “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.”
Breitbart was most recently involved in the sex scandal of New York Representative Anthony Weiner when he posted a sexually explicit photo of Weiner on his BigJournalism website, obtained through Weiner’s personal Twitter account.
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney offered condolences via Twitter: “Ann and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Andrew Breitbart: brilliant entrepreneur, fearless conservative, loving husband and father.”
Breibart leaves behind his wife and four children.