Actress Patricia Heaton has paid tribute to journalist Andrew Breitbart, who died on Wednesday (29Feb12).
The 43-year-old well-known political blogger, who ran his own website, Breitbart.com, passed away suddenly of natural causes, and Heaton was shocked by the news.
She tweeted, "Sobbed all the way to work this morning. My dear friend and fearless warrior Andrew Breitbart, has passed away. Can't stop crying."
CNN newsman Piers Morgan also took to Twitter.com to honour Breitbart, writing, "Shocked & saddened by death of Andrew Breitbart at 43. A fearless, mischievous, maverick blogger/activist/journalist. #Rip."
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons added, "My condolences to family of Andrew Breitbart. Political differences aside, he was a great patriot," while county singer Chely Wright wrote, "Wow. This is sad. Too young. Condolences to his family."