Rush Limbaugh dies at 70 after battling lung cancer
A year after announcing he had advanced lung cancer, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has died aged 70.
He had hosted his nationally broadcast “The Rush Limbaugh Show” for more than three decades.
His wife, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, announced his death on her show Wednesday.
Rush Limbaugh created generations of conservatives by creating with them the dominant platform for everyday political communication. Love him or hate him, he is without a doubt one of the most important figures in the history of American politics. RIP Rush.
– Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) February 17, 2021
In February 2020, Rush Limbaugh said two medical institutions had confirmed he had “advanced lung cancer.” A few days later, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump during the State of the Union address.
In October, Limbaugh said her cancer was terminal.
“It’s hard to realize that the days when I don’t think I am on death row are over,” Limbaugh said at the time. “Now we all are, that’s the point. We all know we’re going to die at some point, but when you’re diagnosed with a terminal illness that has a time frame, it puts a different psychological and even physical awareness.
Fox News described him on Wednesday as “one of the most influential media figures in American history” who “has played an important role in conservative politics” since the start of his show in 1988.
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