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 Breitbart.com, 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 BigJournalism.com, BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com and the aforementioned Breitbart.com.
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.