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Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes

Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes

From the website:

The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure.

Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week.

A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: “No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%,” a negligible amount.

The press release concludes: “No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected.”

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Prior posts:  A personal note on the death of Andrew Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart dead.


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The authorities do this (coverup) all the time.

Breitbart was murdered by the Left.

RIP Andrew… You will never be forgotten.


Bill Whittle talked about Andrew’s heart problems.
Andrew ignored the advice of his doctors.
That’s reality.

You can try to find some conspiracy in all of this, but it’s not truth.

I loved Breitbart, and will fight with his same vigor.

All of you should do the same.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Tamminator. | April 21, 2012 at 5:41 am

    What were his heart problems? Did he have congestive heart failure?

      He had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can be the result of untreated hypertension. He also had coronary artery disease. He died of heart failure. I’m not saying that Andrew had hypertension, I don’t know. But to all my friends here, if you have high blood pressure, please do something about it.

If his family is satisfied that Andrew died of natural causes, that’s good enough for me.

I listened to a wonderful Larry Elder interview with Andrew’s father-in-law Orson Bean on Tuesday. I loved the many stories, especially about his meeting Andrew for the first time when his daughter brought him home from college. Andrew wasn’t political at the time but showed interest so Mr. Bean handed him a Rush Limbaugh book which sparked the Andrew we got to know. Andrew was fond of telling people that he drank and partied his way through college which allowed to escape the experience untarnished of liberal influences.

He was bigger than life but everyone who met him agrees that he was a great guy. Even on the night he died, he spent his last hours patiently explaining his political positions to a stranger who fundamentally disagreed with him.

I myself missed a golden opportunity to meet him last year during the filming of “Courage New Hampshire” in which I played an extra. He played the Sheriff of Portsmouth NH during the hanging scene but since it was shot on a Monday, I skipped it. I had heard him speak a the Brentwood Tea Party rally a couple of years ago but I had never met him. Had I known that it was going to be my last chance….

Breitbart’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us. Now, someone else young with vigor and resolve will step forward, hopefully, and carry on his good work.

God bless his soul!

theduchessofkitty | April 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I kind of knew it.

Heart disease, in any form, is not something to be ignored or dismissed, especially if you live and work in high-stress situations, and if there is a family history of the disease. I’m sorry to say this but, let’s face it: Andrew should have known better.

There is a history of heart disease in my family. I have seen how little things, such as high blood pressure, can lead to worse if ignored. My father didn’t take care of his health as he should have, especially when he had a high-stress job as his was. One morning, he collapsed and was sent to the hospital in a hurry: it tuned out he had a major brain hemorrhage, which killed him in less than 24 hours. He had high blood pressure, but was careless: he didn’t trust doctors. (I don’t have to tell you how hard it hit me as a teenage girl.)

Moral of the story: our heroes also need to take care of themselves. Have a decent night sleep: seven hours is the minimum. Have medical checkups, at least once a year. Take fish oil: pill form is fine, salmon is better. Change your eats: if sugar and salt condemn you, banish them from your life and load on fruits and veggies. (I don’t say “Go veggie.” We need our meat.)

Don’t ignore signs of trouble: it is better to nip it in the bud before it becomes a monster you can’t defeat. Biggest of all: heed this kind of advice, especially if you have young ones under your care. Believe me, it is no fun to be a father-orphan under the age of 18. I now have two under 6, and I just don’t want to be absent from their lives – period.

    It was the same with my father. He had high blood pressure, did next to nothing to address it and one day, he had a massive stroke that left him completely paralyzed, mentally incoherent and bed-ridden for almost ten years before he finally died of a heart attack. He was only expected to live a few hours. It devastated our family, especially my mother and sister who devoted themselves to caring for him until the end, a very unpleasant full-time job.

      theduchessofkitty in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      I deeply sympathize with you. What you and your family endured must have been awful.

      My mother told me years later that my father would have never been able to live with himself had he survived the hemorrhage. Half of his body was paralyzed. For a man as active as he was, it would have been absolutely devastated for him.

      And yet, I think of you, and me, who had to live though the pain and the grief. I also think of Andrew’s children. If a teenage girl can sink into a long-term depression because of it, how much more younger children? I cannot imagine their suffering, or how they’re trying to cope with such a life-changing blow so early in life. And the effects are life-long.

      Just recently, I showed my girls a picture of my parents with me at just six months before his passing. One of them asked me, “Where is abuelito?” I told them he’s gone: they will never meet him. I’m sure he would have been the happiest abuelito in the world had he been alive to see their little nietas. I think of it a lot: believe me. A lot.

        Thank you and right back at you. One of the things I have learned over the years is that there are so many people out there quietly living heroic lives without complaint. I have pledged many times not to ever complain about how hard and unfair life is having witnessed such people offering to help others who complaining about much lesser problems. We really shouldn’t be too cynical. Such people are not as rare as we tend to believe. They don’t advertise it and we are usually blind to it.

        We all have to play out the hands that life dealt us. I just lost a very good friend who spent most of his childhood in an iron lung due to polio and was not expected to live to adulthood. He died prematurely (really) at 76 years old. He truly lived every day of his life like it was his last and made a huge success of it in so many ways. He died wealthy and somewhat famous, surrounded by devoted family and friends.

        He was an inspiration to so many people. During his “funeral” (celebration of life) I was sitting there experiencing a surreal moment listening to the many elegies by his friends and family when I looked around me and became aware that I was sitting among many famous and accomplished people. I asked myself “what am I doing here?” His wife, family and one of his friends seemed to sense what I was thinking and helped me understand that I was there because I had been drawn into his life as a trusted friend just like everyone else. If he liked you, he wanted to do business with you and all of his business associates became his most valued friends. I think about that every single day. I haven’t been the same person since. Even in death, he could inspire.

        I expect Andrew Breitbart’s death will have the same effect. His children were left with a great legacy to work with and are surrounded by a great family who will get them through this. There is good even in tragedy.

Via Con Dios AB I hope the good Lord allows you to wreak a wee bit of mischief from time to time to keep you in fine form

BannedbytheGuardian | April 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Men should not wait forever to have children. Just as for women biology rules. $0s & 50s are dangerous & your kids should be 20 + when you conk out.

Start whilst you still have hair is my advice.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | April 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I kind of deducted he was in his late 30s when he began… He was 43 at passing. He was quite far from his 50s.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to theduchessofkitty. | April 21, 2012 at 5:45 am

      That is my point Duchess. He still had hair .

      On hospital morgues there is often an inscription “Let us learn from the dead. ” in latin of course.

      Men (& women ) do not wait forever .

Shalom, Andrew. May we all meet in Paradise.

I love medicalese. When a 43-year-young man expires because his arteries clog up, that’s called “natural.” When America expires under a bazillion dollars’ debt, that will be called “Bush’s fault.” They’re both, in fact, syndromes. The former is a nutritional deficiency, and the latter a sanity deficiency. Both are preventable and reversible.

It’s sad that Andrew fell to one while valiantly fighting the other.

“It’s sad that Andrew fell to one while valiantly fighting the other.”


After reading some of the articles in the “Tip Line” this morning, I realized that I miss Andrew more than ever. We need someone of his passion and spirit to take on the “evil” that is going on in the RNC/GOP.

“No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%,” a negligible amount.

Moonbat haters hardest hit, go into full Grassy Knoll mode.

it’s not about how he died. it’s how he lived.

Bitterlyclinging | April 22, 2012 at 7:51 am

I’m sorry, put me down as a hater. When they autopsied the Korean War casualties during the early 50’s, some as young as the tender age of 18, they found amazingly, that a lot of them had started developing coronary artery disease. But that was not their cause of death then. Quite often the cause of death was a North Korean or Chicomm rifle round to the brain, heart, lung or a piece of NK or Chicomm artillery shrapnel to the same organs.
There are millions of Americans, most of them asymptomatic, walking the streets with coronary artery disease, some of them with arteries 90% occluded. What was the state of Mr Breitbart’s arteries? 90%, 95%, or 40% occluded? The pathologist doesn’t say.
Did Mr Breitbart have electrical problems and die of unremitting ventricular fibrillation? You have approximately three minutes when that sets in. Conversely, you can live practically forever with atrial fibrillation. Was Mr Breitbarts heart hypertrophied? What was his serum Potassium level? Did he have evidence of previous infarcts? A “heart attack” is usually the result of when a piece of the plaque lining the arteries breaks off and floats downstream eventually lodging in a smaller diameter part of the artery, shutting off the blood flow from that point. The larger the piece of plaque, the larger the area of heart muscle damaged and destroyed. Heart muscle does not regenerate. What was Mr Breitbarts serum cholesterol? His C Reactive protein level?
The cause of death for the Korean War casualties was obvious. Mr Breitbart’s, only a few short years older than they, not so. The pathologist is snowing the people, issuing little bits of medical Pablum, Cream of Wheat, or Baby Food while shoveling lots of horse manure in an attempt to glaze over they eyes of the unwitting. He’s simply avoiding telling us why Mr Breitbart is not standing on the sidewalk in front of the Mormon Tenmple in Westwood chatting away with his neighbors and why he is dead today, instead.