I met Andrew Breitbart in 2005 when I was asked to write for the Huffington Post.
He was running the show.
Everyone who knew him -- left and right -- said he was brilliant, eccentric, one of a kind.
I instantly fell in love with the guy. To this day, I've never met anyone as fearless.
He was my first guest on "Red Eye," a show I got on Fox News Channel largely because he told people about me.
He became a cheerleader for my work, but more important, a dear close friend I could confide in -- about anything.
My wife called him "the wizard," for he could conjure up anything, at any time, with limitless energy.
He's the only person I know who operated without a safety net. He always knew things would turn out the way they were supposed to -- so he didn't worry about money or, I guess, his health, too much.
He was the spiritual leader of the modern conservative, libertarian cause.
He was immersed in pop culture and wished to drag the right into the modern world -- knowing that this is how America speaks to the world.
He was the heart of the matter.
Losing him is like a fiery planet going dark.
My heart felt condolences go out to Susie and the kids.
Greg Gutfeld is host of "Red Eye" and co-host of "The Five" both on Fox News Channel. He is the author of several books. His latest is "The Bible of Unspeakable Truths." Follow him on Twitter @greggutfeld. And visit his blog TheDailyGut.com.