Andrew Breitbart, a controversial conservative blogger and commentator and one of the early proponents of Internet news, is dead.
According to CBS News and Breitbart's own site, the Los Angeles, native died this morning at the age of 43. CBS was told by the L.A. County Coroner's office that Breitbart died at UCLA Medical Center.
He had earlier collapsed while walking near his home. The exact cause of death was not disclosed.
In the mid-1990s, Breitbart was among those who recognized the Web's likely impact on media, leading him to begin corresponding with Matt Drudge, creator … Read more