March 4th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush impersonator dies at 48

(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."


Filed under: George W. Bush
soundoff (123 Responses)
  1. not_lqqking

    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.

    March 4, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Sunny Murchison

    OMG. R.I.P.

    March 4, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  3. Busted

    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.

    March 4, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. hong kong

    y are young people dieing early IS IT CHEMTRAILS MGO'S / PEOPLE JUST MYSTERIOUSLY DIEING! I SMELL A RAT

    March 4, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  5. Kevin R.

    Very sad! What a great moment at the WHCD when a sitting presiden invited an impersonator to perform. Great talent, terrible shame.

    March 4, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  6. Rags

    Cheney did it.

    March 4, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  7. Splinter48708

    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.

    March 4, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. Crocker

    I enjoyed Steve's portrayal of President Bush. That was awesome! ;p) May he rest in peace.

    March 4, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  9. unretired05

    Breibart did it.

    March 4, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  10. Gina

    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.

    March 4, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. mhf

    this is front page "news" why?

    March 4, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  12. Davester

    He was great! Sorry for his family. RIP Steve.

    March 4, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. judy

    and this is political why?

    March 4, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  14. tkessler45

    Aw man...I loved that guy's impressions!

    March 4, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    isn't that how contagion started?

    March 4, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  16. Julia

    So who's who? :D

    March 4, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  17. Daniel

    To bad, he couldnt be a worse president than ole dubya !!

    March 4, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  18. NukeTim

    RIP: he was good....

    March 4, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    So sorry to hear this.

    March 4, 2012 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  20. Jim in Georgia

    Are you SURE it was the actor?
    I saw a movie once...

    March 4, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Sad that he was only 48... Like his performance a lot.

    March 4, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  22. joe

    So close, god. So close....

    March 4, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  23. Heather DeVore

    He was very funny. Sorry to hear of his passing, 48 is so young :-(

    March 4, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  24. supadupa

    dang :/ RIP

    March 4, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  25. Sorry to Hear

    Hate to hear that RIP you were one funny guy....

    March 4, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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