The late Andrew Breitbart was working diligently on a new project at the time of his sudden death. He was just about to launch his newly redesigned Breitbart 2.0 website with featured a combined news and opinion portal.
As many of you may already know, Breitbart died last week at the age of 43 of a suspected heart attack. Officials are still waiting for lab results to verify. He was known as an outspoken activist, writer, and website operator. He is survived by his wife and four young children.
One of his websites, BigGovernment.com released this message about his untimely death last thursday:
“Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,”
“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.”
Today, as a tribute to Andrew, his close friend and business partner Larry Solov announces the release of Breitbart 2.0 and sends readers a message. He speaks about what Andrew hoped to accomplish with the new site and with his influential role as a journalist in general.
Today, as Andrew dreamed and planned, we launch what he called “Breitbart 2.0.”
Many of you wondered what he was working on so hard during the last year of his life. Here it is.
This was Andrew’s design. And it is Big, like everything else about him. It took him – and all of us – sleepless nights and countless hours to make it a reality.
We go forward infused with Andrew’s fire, his fight, his humor and his warrior spirit.
His voice lives on now through us and through you – the army of friends and citizen journalist contributors he so deeply inspired and whom he, in turn, admired.
Andrew’s battle – our battle – has only just begun.
Breitbart was best known for uncovering scandals involving U.S. Dept. of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod and New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. A defimation of character suit filed by Sherrod was still underway at the time of Breitbart’s death.