According to the L.A. Times’ Andrew Blankstein, the Los Angeles County Coroner is still investigating the cause of death for 43-year old provocateur Andrew Breitbart.
Although the coroner is said to be working under the assumption that Breitbart died of natural causes, when someone so young dies suddenly it is standard procedure to investigate every possibility, including the role of illicit drugs.
Results from all the tests could take weeks to come in. From the L.A. Time’s report:
“It’s standard procedure,” coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey told Reuters. “We have a very young man who died suddenly and unexpectedly, so we want to make sure we cover all the bases.”
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was still under investigation, said officials are working on the assumption that Breitbart died of natural causes. A witness saw him collapse while walking near his home and said that he had no external injuries, the source said. Paramedics rushed Breitbart to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical centre, where doctors pronounced him dead.
We’ll update you as soon as any results come in.