Andrew Breitbart has died. As Larry Solov posted on Andrew’s Big Goverment website:
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.
Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his 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.
Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.
Breitbart was an incredibly dynamic and joyful person who fought the good fight for truth and had a great time doing it. He was also good, kind, decent, and genuinely sweet . . . unless you were a hypocritical douchebag – then he hated you.
As Iowahawk tweeted, Andrew was “A generous, kind, patriotic goofball who had excellent taste in the people he chose to drive insane.”
Let’s pray for his wife and four kids, let’s mourn his loss, and then . . . let’s rise up in his place and joyfully continue his fight.