Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Political Commentator, Dead at 70

Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Political Commentator, Dead at 70

02/17/2021

Rush Limbaugh has died, his wife, Kathryn Limbaugh, announced on Wednesday. The radio personality and conservative political commentator was 70 years old.

Kathryn announced the news at the beginning of his radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show. He had been battling lung cancer for a year.

“Rush will forever be the greatest of all time,” she said. “Rush was an extraordinary man. A gentle giant. Brilliant, quick-witted, genuinely kind. Extremely generous. Passionate. Courageous. And the hardest working person I know. From today on, there will be a tremendous void in our lives, and on the radio.”

“Rush encouraged so many of us to think for ourselves,” she continued. “To learn and to lead. He often said it did not matter where you started or what you look like, as Americans we all have endless opportunities like nowhere else in the world. On behalf of the Limbaugh family, I would personally like to thank each and every one of you who prayed for Rush and inspired him to keep going. You rallied around Rush and lifted him up when he needed you the most… I am certain, without a shadow of a doubt, if he could be here today, he would be. He loved you, and he loved this radio program with every part of his being. Instead, we know our Rush is in heaven, encouraging everyone in the same we he did on Earth.”

The Rush Limbaugh Show began in 1988, and he played a major role in conservative politics since. Donald Trump awarded him the Medal of Freedom in October 2020. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted about Limbaugh’s death on Wednesday.

“R.I.P Rush. A true American legend,” Trump wrote.

R.I.P Rush. A true American legend.

 

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