Shocking news this morning from the Big Journalism site…
Andrew [Breitbart] passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.
We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.
Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.
Andrew Breitbart was a force of nature. He took names, announced them, left the tattered lies of the Left he exposed behind… and moved on to the next castle of liberalism to storm.
I had the pleasure to meet and know Andrew. As many of you know, he was on the GOPROUD Advisory Council for most of the last two years. It goes without saying that without Andrew, GOPROUD would not have been as successful as it has become. Andrew was a fighter and he was at his best when he was fighting for the little guy — he saw gay conservatives as the little guy and we are better because of it.
Many in the conservative blogosphere knew Andrew better than I. But I am saddened greatly this morning because I know what an important figure has been lost in our movement. He was someone that always fought against the tidal waves of doubt and conventional wisdom.
A life taken way too soon.
Andrew, I’ll miss your force in the world greatly.