Andrew Breitbard Dead at 43

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Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman's downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday.

He was 43.

Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief and in-house counsel for Breitbart's website, Breitbart.com, posted a statement confirming his death.

"Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," the statement read. "We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior."

A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said paramedics received an unspecified medical call at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday.. Breitbart was transported to UCLA Medical Center and pronounced dead 19 minutes after midnight, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner. Read more at CNN...

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