Connect to share and comment

Blogger Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure

The Los Angeles County coroner plans to release full autopsy within the next two weeks.

Andrew breitbart deadEnlarge
Andrew Breitbart, editor and founder of BigGovernment.com political website, died on March 1, 2012, at the age of 43, of natural causes. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who once edited the Drudge Report and helped launch The Huffington Post, died of heart failure. 

The Los Angeles County coroner revealed Breitbart's cause of death in a news release published by his namesake Breitbart.com.

Breitbart's heart failure was caused by an enlarged heart and heart disease, CNN said

A final autopsy is expected to be released within the next couple of weeks.

The coroner's initial report said no prescription or illicit drugs were found in Breitbart's system and that his blood alcohol level was at .04 percent — well below the legal limit for California drivers.

Breitbart died March 1 after collapsing while walking his dog near his Southern California home.  

More from GlobalPost: Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

More from GlobalPost: How Israel dodged the economic crisis

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120421/blogger-andrew-breitbart-died-heart-failure