Heart Disease Cause of Breitbart's Death

Conservative blogger collapsed during a walk in Brentwood and died in March

Conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart's death was related to heart disease as suspected, the coroner's office confirmed Friday.

No prescription or illicit drugs were found in the system of the 43-year-old Breitbart and foul play is not suspected, according to the coroner's office.

Breitbart, whose fiery rhetoric and take-no-prisoners style made him the darling of the political right and the Tea Party and an object of scorn among liberals, died in March at age 43.

He reveled in his role as an outlier and firebrand. In the wake of his death, news outlets and political leaders recognized the sheer force of his approach.

He once said that if you can't say something nice about a person, say mean things instead. "Especially if they are unapologetic manslaughterers."

Reason.com called Andrew Breitbart "a 100 percent polarizing political lightning rod."

He called himself "an accidental cultural warrior."

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