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Still Waiting On Breitbart Autopsy

After Andrew Breitbart dropped dead on March 1st, the Los Angeles County coroner declared that "natural causes" had taken the raging wingnut, meaning only that "the body has nothing externally visible that would lead them to believe that the death was caused by blunt-force trauma, a stab wound, or so on."

Breitbart, who was known by all as a hard drinker, had also acknowledged his history of cocaine use, leading some who knew him to make immediate speculations. From a March 4th entry on The Fix:
A source close to the blogger told The Fix on condition of anonymity that he'd done cocaine with Breitbart as recently as last October. On the day after his death, Anthony Cumia, of the radio show "Opie and Anthony," said of Breitbart, “I went out drinking with him, and boy, can he party.” “He liked to stay awake," added Anthony. "That’s all I’ll say.” Other friends maintain that Breitbart regularly took high doses of Adderall and other stimulants to counteract his lifelong ADD. (Both cocaine and Adderall, an amphetamine, can increase the risk of a heart attack. The FDA even warns that Adderall can cause “sudden death in patients with heart problems or heart defects.”)
At the time of death, the coroner's office stated that a toxicology report would take "four to six weeks" to complete. That report is now overdue. With the rampant canonization of Breitbart taking place across of the blogosphere, many are now wondering if the report will ever been seen.

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