Wednesday, 24 February, 2021


Rush Limbaugh, Conservative U.S. radio host, dead at 70

Sen. Josh Hawley R-Mo. remembered legendary conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh as a Rush Limbaugh dies aged 70 after lung cancer battle
Patty Aguilar | 17 February, 2021, 20:41

Rush Limbaugh, the USA conservative radio host who spent more than four decades on the air, has died at aged 70 after a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday.

His wife, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, announced his death on his show Wednesday.

The right-wing radio personality, whose impact on the GOP's more extreme messaging in the USA is well-documented, died due to complications from lung cancer.

During the 2020 State of the Union Address, former President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today. after a long and fearless battle with lung cancer.

Limbaugh, who pioneered the conservative media revolution, had been diagnosed with Stage IV advanced lung cancer back in February 2020. "Now, we all are, is the point".

He had vowed to do his program "as normally and as competently" as he could while undergoing treatment.

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 done it with powerful rational argument and a truly great sense of humor. In 1988, he joined WABC in NY and had a national show on almost 300 stations.

He had hosted his nationally syndicated "The Rush Limbaugh Show" on radio for more than three decades.

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