(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."
Guess god got confused.
Cocaine is my guess
Sucks! He was much smarter than the real one.
LOL at not a single response on this.
I wonder if he was in duty
This sounds like blood clots forming in the legs causing problems, maybe even stroke.
Sure hope it wasn't some new super flu bug.
Man, many good laughs. Thanks for them, Steve. Rest In Peace.
I found the video pretty funny.
What he ate was not chicken.
Bush Killed him!
I blame Iran..
Sad stuff. He did a great job at that correspondents dinner. I hope he is resting in peace.
i guess death got confused and took the wrong one, boy will he be mad when he sees this
Rest In Peace
Sorry to hear about this news. I hope you are resting in peace Mr. Bridges.
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...
Probably from Painkillers like all the other Hollywood-types.
Super jet lagged..... maybe a blood clot from extened plane travel time?
He just couldn't take impersonating Bush!
Rest in Peace Steve you'll really be missed.
AHHHH the good ole days. I miss them both.
Sad to hear that a wanna b president passes
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"?
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.
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.