Coroner’s report released: Breitbart died of heart failure

posted at 9:27 pm on April 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

Everyone on the right already guessed the cause of death, I think, especially after Bill Whittle’s video about AB’s previous heart problems made the rounds. But liberals who sparred with him on Twitter loved to accuse him of being coked up; judging from Breitbart’s retweets, it was one of their favorite lines of attack, along with accusing him of being gay. (My sense is that he really enjoyed the latter just because of the oblivious hypocrisy of otherwise smug “progressives” reaching reflexively for “gay” as a way to insult him.) Wrong on both counts, of course, but let’s make sure this gets some attention online, if only to debunk any lingering smear-minded speculation on the left that he died from some sort of overdose.

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, died of heart failure, the Los Angeles County Coroner said in an autopsy report released Friday.

Breitbart, 43, died on March 1. The final cause of death was listed as heart failure, which was caused by Breitbart having an enlarged heart and some heart disease, said Chief Coroner Craig Harvey.

Breitbart had a small amount of alcohol in his system, but no prescription or illicit drugs were detected. No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected. A full report is expected to be available within two weeks.

We already know where the “small amount of alcohol” came from. On the day he passed away, THR described his final hours enjoying a glass of red wine at a local bar and restaurant. One of the people he ended up talking politics with at the bar noted later that “he wasn’t drinking excessively,” so let’s note that too before the moronic “AB was an alcoholic” smears start up among his enemies.

I’ll leave you with this brilliant image, which was created by Jim at Anthropocon and presented to the Breitbart.com team today at BlogCon. I hope he doesn’t mind me reproducing it, but if he does and I have to pull it, you can see it in all its splendor right here. No word yet on whether it’s headed for a t-shirt but he’s gotten enough glowing feedback about it today that there’s probably a chance.

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Breitbart will live, forever.

We are all Breitbarts now.

Schadenfreude on April 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Great guy.

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Andrew inspires yet. This week proves it. Breitbart Lives!

BHO Jonestown on April 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

That was disgusting.

Tomolena1 on April 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

What part of “happily married with four children” do you not understand?

RIP Andrew.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I thought he had a prior heart attack. No meds at all?

rubberneck on April 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

RIP Andrew. Would that you had stuck around for a while, but so happy to have witnessed your energy and example.

CitizenEgg on April 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Andrew ate Liberals for breakfast….
not dogs.

Oh wait…..

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

And Hardened arties,ugh,such a loss,
Breitbart the Warrior of the Right,
will live on!!

canopfor on April 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Still such a terrible loss for the conservative movement. A fearless warrior.

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

God bless AB.

ted c on April 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Still heartbroken. I can not imagine what his wife, children and friends are going through. God bless!

FLconservative on April 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Yes…you’re bad….

Now get back to hummin’

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

That picture is awesome. I want it.

underemployed on April 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I knew you were a MOBY. I hope that gets you banned.

V7_Sport on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

If I remember right,Andrew went out for a walk-about,then collapsed,
so,the report sounds accurate!

canopfor on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I stil cringe when I am reminded of his departure. Unbelievable.

Here’s a guy that did a graphic and made it into a poster in Andrew’s honor: http://www.iowntheworld.com

I still won’t believe that Andrew is gone.

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Here can we get the poster, if there is one?

idesign on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

And the mask slips…

changer1701 on April 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I thought he had a prior heart attack. No meds at all?

rubberneck on April 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I had the privilege of chatting a bit with Andrew just before the “BIG” sites launched. Knowing him as I did, or at least came to in that relatively brief moment, he probably wouldn’t have stopped long enough to pop them, and they might not have done him much good in the end.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

ESB

CW on April 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I wish that more people would hold our elected officials and those they appoint to same standard as this man. I think both Shapiro and pollak are doing a fine job, but Andrew will still be sorely missed.

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Rest in awesomeness, Andrew…which is to say I don’t expect you to get much rest at all. Neither will anyone around you. :)

Bob's Kid on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Why?

Bishop on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Warrior

Rusty Allen on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Wow! Andrew is speaking to YOU

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Here can we get the poster, if there is one?

idesign on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Copy and pasted it on my Desktop…

but you’re question is still sound…

AP?

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

How

Dang it…

idesign on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I still miss Andrew and find myself wishing he had been around during this last week!

Conservalicious on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I want that t-shirt!

CinnamongirlUF on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

But liberals who sparred with him on Twitter loved to accuse him of being coked up; judging from Breitbart’s retweets, it was one of their favorite lines of attack, along with accusing him of being gay
==========

Vicious Demonic,Politically Possessed Leftys…..YUP!!

Liberal spelling,is spell’d….

…HATE OF THE RIGHT!!!

canopfor on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Real men make the astoneriis of the world feel very very small.

CW on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Yeah, ban the ahole!

Blake on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

my bad.
astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

@&#!!!!!$#^E#$E%^%^$^%E^

MontanaMmmm on April 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Yeah, ban the ahole!

Blake on April 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Dittos

CW on April 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

your…

Dang it…

:)

It happens iDesign.

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

astowhatever.Go to Hell you piece of sh.t!

sandee on April 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

RIP, Andrew.

Bitter Clinger on April 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

RIP handsome because you still live …and we won’t stop till we are free of this tyrant who seems to be an Idi Amin reincarnate

burrata on April 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Long live Breitbart — long live the conservative revolution!

Conservchik on April 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

it’s still sad and hard to believe he’s actually gone…

it’s an important reminder for is to take care of ourselves. so many people die of heart failure.

Sachiko on April 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Dude, WTF, the man tried to bring ethics back to journalism. If it was an attempt at humor, hit bombed, if it was a commentary on what the man believed it was, at worst, stooopid! just don’t get some people.

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

In the Spirit of AB – Romney’s Harvard MBA/JD GPA: 3.97 > Obama’s Occidental/Columbia/Harvard JD GPA: …?

BHO Jonestown on April 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

What’s that at the bottom left hair area? “I retweet it to remind them that know I know exactly who they are.”

And we know who you are, freak. Thank you, Andrew.

Pablo on April 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

It’s now confirmed that you are freaking loon. Enjoy voting for Obama you POS.

JPeterman on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Coroner’s report released: Breitbart died of heart failure
============================================================

Me thinks,like the 2010 November Elections,and the release of
said report on Bretbart,

Democrats are going to need Full-Time Mental Health Expert(s)
Intervention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Copy and pasted it on my Desktop…

but you’re question is still sound…

AP?

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Big Fur Hat made the original Brietbart is Here graphic.

Here’s his site: http://www.iowntheworld.com

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I’m still numb… that he is gone.

KOOLAID2 on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Enlarged heart. Kinda figures, doesn’t it?

RIP, Andrew.

Pablo on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

What part of “happily married with four children” do you not understand?

RIP Andrew.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Oh I dunno, the part about his helping to bring in the enemy of conservatism, identity politics with the Gay groups, might give a person the idea that maybe he was a down low player in that realm.
Yeah, he did great things. Then he did some mega stupid and conservative destroying things. His support of the gays probably played some small part in Republicans voting to allow gays to be openly in the military. Something that is going to move forward the progressive agenda 10 years or more on the front of gay special privileges. And no, just because the guy died does not mean I am going to forget that aspect of his career.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Breitbart was hated by the left because he was pretty damn effective. The conservative movement lost a great warrior. God Bless Him and Keep Him.

TarheelBen on April 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Andrew left behind a wife and four children.

Personally? I don’t think he’s gone.

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

And the mask slips…

changer1701 on April 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

There’s been quite a bit of that around here lately. I’ve been kind of amazed over the past few months by how many regulars on here have fallen for the games these O-bots play. I’ve even been criticized by a couple of regulars for calling them O-bots “just because they don’t support Romney!” Umm, no. It was the O-bot talking points. It’s always the O-bot talking points. Sheesh. How does that slip past some folks?

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

so you are nothing but a homophobe?

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

If you didn’t know astoner was a dick before, well, now you do.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

If you didn’t know astoner was a dick before, well, now you do.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Most O-bot trolls are.

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Oh I dunno, the part about his helping to bring in the enemy of conservatism, identity politics with the Gay groups, might give a person the idea that maybe he was a down low player in that realm.
Yeah, he did great things. Then he did some mega stupid and conservative destroying things. His support of the gays probably played some small part in Republicans voting to allow gays to be openly in the military. Something that is going to move forward the progressive agenda 10 years or more on the front of gay special privileges. And no, just because the guy died does not mean I am going to forget that aspect of his career.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

You’ll just forget about all the rest of his career. The same old one-note samba. Keep it up, a$$hat.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I knew you were a MOBY. I hope that gets you banned.

V7_Sport on April 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

What is a MOBY?

Conservchik on April 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I often think of his wife and children…how their lives have changed.

d1carter on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Really? Really?

I want to knock your block off. You deserve to be banned, tarred and feathered and then rolled into a camel’s armpit full of fleas.

You are a horrid person.

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

And the moby tries damage control.

underemployed on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Andrew Brietbart in his own words

Here’s the article written by the guy who did this portrait: “A lot of requests are coming in for t-shirts and posters. I still need to figure out what is the best way to make the design available to people.”

If it becomes a poster, I’m definitely getting one. As a graphic designer, I really admire typographic portraits — I’ve tried them myself and they’re a challenge. This is one of the best examples I’ve yet seen, and I’m going to bookmark it for my art school students.

PatriotGal2257 on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

“My goal is to destroy the Democrat Media Complex”

Your goal, Andrew, is our goal and we would be fools not to pursue that goal to it completion.

Thanks Andrew.

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM
This is an RIP thread, take the gay stuff somewhere else.

Rusty Allen on April 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

so you are nothing but a homophobe?

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

What we’ve got here is a liberal-type bigot masquerading as a social conservative.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

We miss you Mr. Breitbart.

Natural causes and do drugs in his system. Liberals must be going crazy!

lonestar1 on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Damn i miss him. Read rightwous indignation if you havent already andrew had wonderful insight and passion.

tom daschle concerned on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

so you are nothing but a homophobe?

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

No, not at all. I just know what happens to societies that embrace the culture of death’s rituals, and prefer to work to prevent continued implementing of those rituals. Andrew Breitbart embraced one group of those rituals and aspects and helped ensure that it gained a solid foothold in our society.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Keep dgging, Church Lady

katy the mean old lady on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

PatriotGal2257 on April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Thanks for that link.

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I can’t say what I really want to say.

Goodnight.

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

The man was fearless.

Axion on April 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

What is a MOBY?

Conservchik on April 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

1. moby 619 up, 91 down
An insidious and specialized type of left-wing troll who visits blogs and impersonates a conservative for the purpose of either spreading false rumors intended to sow dissension among conservative voters, or who purposely posts inflammatory and offensive comments for the purpose of discrediting the blog in question.

The term is derived from the name of the liberal musician Moby, who famously suggested in February of 2004 that left-wing activists engage in this type of subterfuge: “For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you’re an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion. Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, ‘What’s all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?’”

The strategy has been frequently attempted on conservative blogs, but has not been nearly as effective as Moby envisioned, since false rumors are easily debunked by fact-checking minions, and cartoonishly extreme commenters often get immediately identified as mobys and banned.
“While I agree that it is vital to monitor incoming international phone calls from terrorists, President Bush has gone too far.

By secret executive order, he has instructed the NSA to place hidden cameras in the girls’ locker rooms of Washington D.C. (Dirt bag City) Islamic schools. His desire to find out ‘what is under all those burqas’ is beyond the pale.

Maybe the Dhimmicrats are right. If he would do this, what else is he capable of? Let your voice be heard! I for one will never send the RNC money ever again. And, no, I am not a moby.”

underemployed on April 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

So have y’all seen this :

http://www.therightscoop.com/awesome-breitbarts-occupy-unmasked-trailer-released/

burrata on April 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

RIP Andrew Breitbart. You were my hero and still are.
I hope we make you proud.

redridinghood on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Want to be more like Breitbart-fearless. Now more than ever.

indyvet on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Andrew Breitbart embraced one group of those rituals and aspects and helped ensure that it gained a solid foothold in our society.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Zip.

Bye!

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

No, not at all. I just know what happens to societies that embrace the culture of death’s rituals, and prefer to work to prevent continued implementing of those rituals. Andrew Breitbart embraced one group of those rituals and aspects and helped ensure that it gained a solid foothold in our society.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Shove off, O-bot. You blew your cover.

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If you didn’t know astoner was a dick before, well, now you do.

WeekendAtBernankes on April 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Most O-bot trolls are.

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Obama puts dog meat in his mouth..

His followers put another meat in theirs.

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

You’re quite welcome.

Looking at it just makes me realize anew how much his voice is missed and still needed.

PatriotGal2257 on April 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

WeekendAtBernankes on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I’m hoping that your comment wasn’t directed at me?

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Andrew Breitbart embraced one group of those rituals and aspects and helped ensure that it gained a solid foothold in our society.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Concern troll is concerned.

/PBBBBBBBT!

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Link not working..

Barred on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

The Right Scoop has a nice trailer for his “Occupy: UnMasked” documentary.

Marcus on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Lets just put it plainly. Gays openly serving in the military is a guarantee that every single state in this nation will soon be forced into either voting against the marriages of the men and women who serve their nation at war and voting to recognize those marriages. Voting to recognize the marriages of those veterans will then force those states to actually implement gay marriages in their states for equal treatment. Breitbart helped make that our new future. So, no, I do not like Breitbart and do not offer him very much respect.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Cocaine usage can contribute to heart failure. Excessive anal sex probably can also. Just saying.

Armin Tamzarian on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Seriously? WTF is wrong with you?

underemployed on April 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Cult of personality reigns here. The GOP is surely becoming the new progressive party…

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

No, not at all. I just know what happens to societies that embrace the culture of death’s rituals, and prefer to work to prevent continued implementing of those rituals. Andrew Breitbart embraced one group of those rituals and aspects and helped ensure that it gained a solid foothold in our society.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

The culture of death’s rituals??? please expand on this.

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Then get the hell off of this thread.

Rusty Allen on April 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I wish that more people would hold our elected officials and those they appoint to same standard as this man. I think both Shapiro and pollak are doing a fine job, but Andrew will still be sorely missed.

uncommon sense on April 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

~~~~

Yes, I agree…AB had that special something that not many people have…a special presence and charisma, kind of an “it girl”, if you will…which is why his loss is so great…you can’t just replace a special person like that…still, his work will go on, and he’s inspired many people to dig deep and NOT be intimidated, and for that I will be forever grateful to him.

ellifint on April 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

underemployed on April 20, 2012 at 9:52

Thanks, UE

Conservchik on April 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

So, no, I do not like Breitbart and do not offer him very much respect.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Get this man a bigger shovel!

JPeterman on April 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Armin Tamzarian on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Awwww. The O-bots didn’t like Andrew Breitbart. Shocka!

Rational Thought on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Lets just put it plainly. Gays openly serving in the military is a guarantee that every single state in this nation will soon be forced into either voting against the marriages of the men and women who serve their nation at war and voting to recognize those marriages. Voting to recognize the marriages of those veterans will then force those states to actually implement gay marriages in their states for equal treatment. Breitbart helped make that our new future. So, no, I do not like Breitbart and do not offer him very much respect.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Do you give a greasy brown shit about the constitution and freedom? Because somehow I think you and I are on different pages here, that is assuming that you aren’t a snivelling MOBY, which I’m really beginning to wonder about.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Link not working..

Barred on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Yes, it is. Try again; might be an internet blip.

Key West Reader on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cocaine usage can contribute to heart failure. Excessive anal sex probably can also. Just saying.

Armin Tamzarian on April 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

That can’t be true…

Your existence today…posting what you posted…

Tells a different story..

Electrongod on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Do you give a greasy brown shit about the constitution and freedom? Because somehow I think you and I are on different pages here, that is assuming that you aren’t a snivelling MOBY, which I’m really beginning to wonder about.

gryphon202 on April 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I do, you apparently do not. Freedom is not the government granting special privileges to certain groups.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I thought it would be aids related… my bad.

astonerii on April 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

So what?
– Andrew Breitbart

Naturally Curly on April 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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