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Andrew Breitbart Collapsed Outside His Westwood Home After Midnight

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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.

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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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