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Andrew Breitbart Collapsed Outside His Westwood Home After Midnight
The Los Angeles County coroner's office will be reviewing conservative muckraker Andrew Breitbart's unexpected death at age 43.
Breitbart was on a midnight walk last night near his home in Westwood (which real estate records say is here), where he lived with his wife Susannah Bean Breitbart and their four children. A neighbor saw him collapse and called paramedics, who rushed him to UCLA Medical Center but couldn't revive him, the Associated Press reported.
A note on Breitbart's site Big Journalism says that he died from "natural causes." Breitbart's father-in-law Orson Bean told the Los Angeles Times that he believes that he died from heart problems but was awaiting the coroner's report.
"We're devastated. I loved him like a son," Bean said. "It looks like a heart attack, but no one knows until" an autopsy is done.
Although he made his biggest splash on the national political scene, Breitbart was an Angeleno. He was raised in Los Angeles as the son of Arlene, a Bank of America executive, and Gerald, the owner of a Santa Monica Restaurant Fox and Hounds (which later became the punk club Madame Wong's West).
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