Rush Limbaugh, legendary conservative talk radio host, passes away at 70

Grant Boone
February 17, 2021

Conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 following a battle with advanced lung cancer, his wife Kathryn Limbaugh announced at the beginning of his Wednesday radio program.

The right-wing radio personality, whose impact on the GOP's more extreme messaging in the United States is well-documented, died due to complications from lung cancer. Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country, "Trump said at the State of the Union, as then-First Lady Melania Trump placed the award on Limbaugh".

At that time, he mentioned that his cancer was likely terminal.

Limbaugh's appeal and the success of his top-rated radio show arose from his brash and colorful style, his delight in baiting liberals and Democrats and his promotion of conservative and Republican causes and politicians. He's been a friend for nearly 30 years and all of us are praying for him.

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Limbaugh changed the landscape of talk radio and influenced the national political landscape in a career that spanned decades.

He started in radio in 1971 as a Top 40 music DJ in Pennsylvania.

Fox News on Wednesday described him as "one of the most influential media figures in American history" who "has played a consequential role in conservative politics" since starting his show in 1988.

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