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. Ian in Ohio

    Guess god got confused.

    March 4, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  2. Frank

    Cocaine is my guess

    March 4, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  3. Alex

    Sucks! He was much smarter than the real one.

    March 4, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  4. haha

    LOL at not a single response on this.

    March 4, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  5. Matthew

    I wonder if he was in duty

    March 4, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  6. Morgan

    This sounds like blood clots forming in the legs causing problems, maybe even stroke.

    Sure hope it wasn't some new super flu bug.

    March 4, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  7. iBod

    Man, many good laughs. Thanks for them, Steve. Rest In Peace.

    March 4, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  8. Jeremy Wenger

    I found the video pretty funny.

    March 5, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  9. Peter

    What he ate was not chicken.

    March 5, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  10. sdfds

    Bush Killed him!

    March 5, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  11. Tyrion lannister

    I blame Iran..

    March 5, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  12. SGT J

    Sad stuff. He did a great job at that correspondents dinner. I hope he is resting in peace.

    March 5, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  13. Norweigan man can

    i guess death got confused and took the wrong one, boy will he be mad when he sees this

    March 5, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  14. Bruce

    Rest In Peace

    March 5, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  15. John C.

    Sorry to hear about this news. I hope you are resting in peace Mr. Bridges.

    March 5, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  16. NameConnie oglesby

    R.I.P...He was a very funny guy... One very important reason to make certain on flights two or more hours long, one gets up and walk about the cabin to do some stretches...

    March 5, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  17. Fiddlezzit

    Probably from Painkillers like all the other Hollywood-types.

    March 5, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  18. Cortanis

    Super jet lagged..... maybe a blood clot from extened plane travel time?

    March 5, 2012 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  19. Attila, The Hun

    He just couldn't take impersonating Bush!

    March 5, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  20. Allan

    Rest in Peace Steve you'll really be missed.

    March 5, 2012 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  21. jeremy

    AHHHH the good ole days. I miss them both.

    March 5, 2012 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  22. Name Roland

    Sad to hear that a wanna b president passes

    March 5, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  23. valerie fowler

    Funny the title should also include Obama impersonator....he did a good job at it too, showed the world how worthless Obama really is, lol....Also on another not so funny note...he drops dead just like the conservative reporter who also speaks the truth...Do I hear "hit"?

    March 5, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  24. steve

    Bush could certainly take a joke about himself. I believe Obama would be too sensitive to stand there and have someone impersonate him like this guy did Bush.

    March 5, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  25. Bill

    Thought Bush was a horrible president but you have to give him credit for his great sense of humor and humility. Can you imagine Romney or the Dweeb from Pennsylvania in this same situation. It would be awkward, stilted and unfunny.

    March 5, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
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