Stunning news: Andrew Breitbart has died (Further Updated)

According to a brief announcement on, Andrew Breitbart died shortly after midnight in Los Angeles. No details have been released. Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. 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. This is a major loss for conservatism. Andrew was a sparkplug, full of energy and ideas. He got things done. His family has our deepest sympathy. He leaves behind a widow and four children. UPDATE Ed Morrissey writes at Hot Air that Andrew Breitbart was "our Merry Prankster": He was willing to take risks and look foolish in order to make a point or win an argument, with more courage than most would muster.  No one who saw it will ever forget how he seized the podium at Anthony Weiner's press...(Read Full Post)