Controversial and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70 after battling stage IV lung cancer.
According to multiple reports, the legendary broadcaster’s death was announced by his wife, Kathyrn, who issued a statement following his passing.
The right-wing media host revealed he was suffering from lung cancer back in January of 2020 and was awarded the Presidental Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union just a few days later. First Lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to him on the heels of the diagnosis.
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“Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life,” Kathryn said.
She continued, “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”
As you know, Rush is considered one of the most influential people in American media and politics since launching his program, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” which began in 1988.
The radio show which began 33 years ago was nationally syndicated on 56 radio stations but quickly grew to one of the most listened-to radio programs in the U.S. — airing on 600 radio stations.
In a final broadcast in 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters and announced his deadly diagnosis.
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“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” Rush said.
He continued, “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
As you can imagine, Rush was a huge supporter of Donald Trump, and during the 2020 Presidential election, hosted him for an unprecedented two-hour “radio rally” — where the President gave control of his golden microphone to answer questions from the audience.
“Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country,” President Trump said.