After a lengthy battle with lung cancer, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has died.
The man was a hall-of-famer if there ever was one, having been inducted into two broadcasting HOF’s back in the 1990’s. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump.
In other words, the man was a legend.
Missouri native and political radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70 following a year long battle with lung cancer. Limbaugh’s wife announced his death on his radio show Wednesday.
Limbaugh announced his diagnoses during his radio show on Feb. 3, 2020. The following day he was awarded the Medal of Freedom from former President Donald Trump at the 2020 State of the Union address.
Limbaugh hosted his show “The Rush Limbaugh Show for 32 years. He was a Republican party icon and a close ally of Trump’s. Since his diagnoses, Limbaugh continued to host his show, only missing from time to time for treatment.
Trump once called Limbaugh “a major star who never wavered despite the Fake News Hits he has had to endure. His voice is far bigger than theirs!”
Fond memories of Limbaugh soon flooded social media.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh. Our prayers are with his family, and we mourn his loss with them. Rest in peace, sir.
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) February 17, 2021
Today is a heartbreaking day. We lost one of America's finest Patriots and warriors for Freedom and Truth. Rush Limbaugh passed away after battling cancer. To say you will be missed is an understatement. Prayers with your family and Godspeed Rush. pic.twitter.com/wMqe0NUFuj
— Mike Detmer for US House MI-8 (@DetmerMike) February 17, 2021
Rush is simply irreplaceable, and this loss to our country and the conservative cause cannot be overstated. God bless his family and his extraordinary legacy.https://t.co/GbTDmKwzHV
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) February 17, 2021
Broadcast Legend Rush Limbaugh has died. His legions of fans will miss him, and his powerful and bright contribution to our national dialogue is a treasure that will endure for decades to come. Rush Limbaugh, a great American, dead at 70. God bless you Rush.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) February 17, 2021
RIP Rush Limbaugh, the creator of talk radio and by extension the alternative media, an indispensable and iconic conservative voice.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 17, 2021
Rest in peace, Rush.
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