(CNN) – Steve Bridges, an actor best known for impersonating then-President George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, died last week at the age of 48, his manager said Sunday.
Bridges' portrayal of Bush was replayed around the world following the 2006 event, which was most notable because the real president was standing right next to Bridges on stage.
According to Bridges' website, the actor also appeared as former President Bill Clinton and current President Barack Obama.
A statement from Bridges' manager said the actor returned from performing in Hong Kong and complained of feeling "super jetlagged."
"A message left for Mr. Bridges on Friday went unanswered," the statement said. "Bridges' maid discovered his body in his Los Angeles home Saturday morning, March 3, 2012. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time."
Following in the same vein as the right wingnuts over the death of Beerfart, this has to be a clear case of the Bush family assassination this poor guy.
First Breitbart and now Bush's impersonator... people Obama is involved here. Just thought I would make fun of the birthers and the rest of the tin foil hat republicans.
y are young people dieing early IS IT CHEMTRAILS MGO'S / PEOPLE JUST MYSTERIOUSLY DIEING! I SMELL A RAT
Very sad! What a great moment at the WHCD when a sitting presiden invited an impersonator to perform. Great talent, terrible shame.
Cheney did it.
RIP Steve...you brought much needed bipartisan laughter to the Presidency when it was needed by injecting a little levity in an way too PC world.
I enjoyed Steve's portrayal of President Bush. That was awesome! ;p) May he rest in peace.
Breibart did it.
I remember him from a MP Ball I attended in 2005! He came in as a speaker with fake secret service and everything, it was fantastic. A picture of my husband and I with him at the ball is on my book shelf. A great performer for sure.
this is front page "news" why?
He was great! Sorry for his family. RIP Steve.
and this is political why?
Aw man...I loved that guy's impressions!
isn't that how contagion started?
So who's who? :D
To bad, he couldnt be a worse president than ole dubya !!
RIP: he was good....
So sorry to hear this.
Are you SURE it was the actor?
I saw a movie once...
Sad that he was only 48... Like his performance a lot.
So close, god. So close....
He was very funny. Sorry to hear of his passing, 48 is so young :-(
dang :/ RIP
Hate to hear that RIP you were one funny guy....