The Los Angeles Coroner's Office confirmed to ABC News Radio that Andrew Breitbart died shortly after midnight at UCLA Medical Center. The conservative writer and a star of the tea party movement was 43. [The following statement was posted on Breitbart's website today: ](http://bigpeace.com/lsolov/2012/03/01/draft/) > Andrew 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. A conservative blogger and journalist, Breitbart helped launch the Huffington Post and was an editor at the Drudge Report.