Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70

By Jason Hall

February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative national political talk show host, has died at the age of 70 following a battle with lung cancer.

Limbaugh's wife, Kathryn, confirmed the longtime radio personality's passing at the start of his radio program on Wednesday (February 17.) The veteran radio host passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Florida.

“We’re deeply saddened by our dear friend Rush’s passing and share our deepest condolences with his wife Kathryn and the entire family,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, iHeartMedia. “Over the past year, Rush bravely shared his cancer battle with his listeners, inspiring and encouraging anyone suffering from illness. With ‘talent on loan from God,’ Rush led the talk radio format for more than 30 years – a feat no other could have accomplished – and he set the standard for all those who followed. He was beloved by millions of fans across the country and we share the loss of their fearless leader.”

Limbaugh is best known for his nationally syndicated 'Rush Limbaugh Show' and was also the author of seven books. Last year, former President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Limbaugh during his State of the Union address, days after the radio host announced his diagnosis during his radio show on February 3.

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