Coroner says commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure, hardening of arteries
Los Angeles, Calif., USA

Fri Apr 20, 5:30 p.m. PDT: The +Los Angeles Times reports that commentator and editor Andrew Breitbart, a polarizing website publisher who once helped edit the Drudge Report and found his way to tea party stardom in recent years, died of heart failure and hardening of the arteries, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Officials deemed the death "natural," and toxicology tests detected no illicit drugs in Breitbart's system. His blood-alcohol level was 0.04%.

Breitbart collapsed near his Westwood home March 1. He was 43.

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