Coroner: Breitbart died of heart failure, no foul play

{mosads}Breitbart, who ran the news aggregation website, as well as a number of other conservative outlets, including Big Government and Big Journalism, died on March 1 at the age of 43.

“No significant trauma was present and no foul play is suspected,” the coroner concluded from the March 2 autopsy.

No prescription or illicit drugs were detected, and Breitbart’s blood alcohol level was at .04 percent. Breitbart was reportedly walking from The Brentwood bar in Los Angeles to his nearby home when he died suddenly.

The coroner said the final report would be available in two weeks.

Breitbart is survived by his wife, Susie, and four children.

Breitbart’s brash conservatism and propensity to publicly tussle with his critics kept him close to controversy, but also contributed to framing some of his biggest accomplishments.

Perhaps his most notable achievement was in breaking the story that led to the resignation of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

In June, Breitbart uncovered an X-rated photo of Wiener that the lawmaker had mistakenly made public over Twitter before quickly removing it.

There was considerable skepticism among many on the left, who believed the photo was a stunt by the enigmatic journalist. Weiner denied that the picture was his for days after, but Breitbart kept the heat on until Wiener stepped down.

Breitbart even crashed the press conference in which Weiner admitted the photo was his, taking the stage to claim responsibility for what was about to unfold ahead of the former congressman.


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