March 4th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 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. Red Velvet

    Cheney did it.

    March 4, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  2. Justin Bieber

    Just like his career, dead.

    March 4, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. Observer

    What a shame! He was an extremely talented man.

    March 4, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  4. J

    first whitney houston now this guy.

    how sad.

    March 4, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. Chris

    Oh gosh! So sad! I loved Steve. I thought he was an amazing entertainer!

    March 4, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  6. jimbo

    So good he fooled God.

    March 4, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  7. Chris

    Steve has a website. I wonder what George Bush is saying about Steve's passing.

    March 4, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  8. smartaz

    Bush did it

    March 4, 2012 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  9. Greg

    Rest in Peace.

    March 4, 2012 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  10. JFB

    "they" killed him

    March 4, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  11. Dave

    Bush did it....

    March 4, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  12. Alfred Brock

    Visited China – returns and dies. Hmmmmm....

    March 4, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  13. jon

    Wrong one.

    March 4, 2012 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  14. Max in NY

    in other news...life went on...

    March 4, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  15. tingle

    i know there is an off color joke I can make but I can't think of it.

    March 4, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  16. Jay

    Hmm sounds like he had some of what Breitbart had – in his drink!!

    March 4, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  17. Dustin Leiblein

    This man was spot-on and hilarious. My sympathies to his family and friends.

    March 4, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  18. truth

    One imposter passes awy which is unfortunate while another continues in the elected position as president. Interesting.

    March 4, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  19. sonic10158

    First thought: "Oh no, what happened to Will Ferrel??"

    March 4, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  20. Dave

    Bet they bumped him off. They never liked that guy. And you know who "they" are. Late in the Bush Admin, this guy became a thorn in the behind. Payback is hell, huh?

    March 4, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  21. badcafe

    Talented actor... sad.

    March 4, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  22. Joe Sixpack

    Bird Flu

    March 4, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  23. cpc65

    Hello Death? You got the wrong one.

    March 4, 2012 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  24. DoctorDan

    Sudden death after a very long plane flight in a comparatively young, presumably healthy person? Almost definitely a pulmonary embolus. Sad.

    March 4, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  25. Larry L

    I'm sorry to hear of his death. He was truly entertaining. Unlike the person he mimicked he didn't falsify intelligence data to ultimately cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people, including over 4500 Americans. He did not attack one of the few nations in the region who didn't particiapte in the 9/11 terrorist act. He did not keep the cost of the war off the books and contribute heavily to the cratering if the American economy. He should not have been held for war crimes. "W" on the other hand...

    March 4, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
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