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Death of former Drudge Report editor Andrew Breitbart echoes across the Web


The death of former Drudge Report editor Andrew Breitbart at 43 is echoing across the web.

Breitbart’s website Big Government announced his death, saying that Breitbart “passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles”.

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Once the news went public, it was picked up the Twittersphere and became a globally trending topic.

A number of mainstream media outlets tweeted out news of Breitbart’s death:

Most of the personal reactions on Twitter reflected respect for the work Breitbart did:

Even some who stood on the opposite side of the political fence to Breitbart expressed respect:

Others were, however, less kind:

Big government included a tribute to Breitbart on its front page.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

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.

It also included the new conclusion from Breitbart’s book, Righteous Indignation

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

In addition to his work at The Drudge Report, Breitbart helped Arian Huffington launch the Huffington Post.

Image: Gage Skidmore

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