Conservative blogger, author and publisher Andrew Breitbart died of a heart attack near his home in CA. Only 43, he left a wife and 4 children. http://www.nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/andrew-breitbart-dead-at-43.html?imw=Y&f=most-viewed-24h5 "Breitbart leaves behind four young children and his wife, Susie. After working as an editor for the Drudge Report, he helped to launch The Huffington Post before going on to start his own websites, including Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, and Big Journalism. There, he made waves supporting the work of vigilante videographer James O'Keefe, who targeted ACORN and NPR. The Breitbart News Network raised a new $10 million round of funding a few months ago. Breitbart also appeared frequently on Fox News. A New Yorker profile from 2010 described the blogger and provocateur as "tall and burly, with eyes the color of Windex, silver hair that he sometimes forgets is no longer blond, and jowls that he wobbles for emphasis when he wishes to express outrage. He is fond of saying that he has two modes of discourse: righteous indignation and puerile jocularity." He favored profane language and adversity, telling The New Yorker that he'd love to spar with a liberal, both literally and figuratively. "I’d hate him, I’d fight him. He’d fight me, he’d get in some punches, I’d get in some punches. We’d drink some more. At the end of the day, we’d agree to disagree. And then I’d punch him again." He also saw the business potential in that particular brand of raucous conservatism. "[W]hen the entire media is structured to attack conservatives and Republicans, there is a huge business model to come in and counterbalance that," he said. Breitbart favored shock tactics and welcomed enemies, and so perhaps it's appropriate that when news of his death first started swirling online, much of Twitter's first instinct was that either his site was hacked or that his death was a hoax. It's neither. Tellingly, Breitbart's Twitter bio reads, "Mild-mannered family guy," while his last message, from early on March 1, says, "I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize."" http://abcnews.go.com/US/andrew-breitbart-publisher-author-dead/story?id=15824337 IMO - they broke the mould with this guy. Breitbart was a colorful figure and like him or hate him - he was not boring. He promised to be very active in the 2012 Presidential election - with the explicit goal of defeating President Obama. Recently, he won an auction/contest to attend a private dinner with Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, at their Hyde Park residence on Super Bowl Sunday. Breitbart attended accompanied by fellow Conservative Tucker Carlson and posted reports of their dinner. Since that dinner, at the recent CPAC, Breitbart promised to share tapes of President Obama from his college years - with the claim it will help to further vet the incumbent candidate. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-an...cpac-speech-i-have-college-days-obama-videos/ A spokesperson for the Breitbart organization claimed today the tapes would still be made public in the next few months. Some may remember Breitbart from the Anthony Weiner fiasco or his work on the ACORN undercover "sting". http://www.mediaite.com/tv/andrew-b...r-press-conference-takes-new-photo-questions/ RIP Andrew Breitbart.