Controversial blogger Andrew Breitbart died early Thursday morning (Mar 1) of a heart attack at the age of 43.

According to various confirmed reports, Breitbart — who founded a popular news website called, and was famously behind the big Anthony Weiner penis pic scandal — died “unexpected from natural causes” shortly after midnight in Los Angeles.

Breitbart, a political blogger, was also very influential in creating The Huffington Post, one of the most visited news sites in the world. He also played a big role in the success of another popular news website, The Drudge Report.

Breitbart later launched his own sites, including,, and the aforementioned

A statement on his website reads, “We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.”

Breitbart is survived by his four children and his wife Susannah.

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