Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for many years a preferred, controversial, and influential speak radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, based on a household assertion.
He was 70.
His dying comes after a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis he introduced in October.
On Feb. 3, 2020, Limbaugh introduced on his present that he was present process remedy following episodes of shortness of breath. “The upshot is that I’ve been identified with superior lung cancer,” Limbaugh mentioned throughout a reside broadcast. He added, “There are going to be days that I am not going to have the ability to be right here as a result of I will probably be present process remedy, or I am reacting to remedy.”
The next day, when Limbaugh attended the State of the Union deal with, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an unannounced transfer.
Limbaugh introduced Oct. 20 that his stage IV cancer had develop into terminal and that medical doctors had detected new development.
Late in 2020, in his last broadcast of the 12 months, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters.
“I wasn’t anticipated to be alive right this moment,” he mentioned, based on Fox Information. “I wasn’t anticipated to make it to October, after which to November, after which to December. And but, right here I’m, and right this moment, obtained some issues, however I am feeling fairly good right this moment.”
He’s survived by Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, his spouse.
“Rush inspired so many people to assume for ourselves. To be taught and to steer. He usually mentioned it didn’t matter the place you began or what you appear like, as People all of us have countless alternatives like nowhere else on this planet,” she mentioned as she introduced her husband’s dying on his radio present Wednesday. “From right this moment on, there will probably be an amazing void in our lives, and on the radio.”
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born on Jan. 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, MO. He dropped out of Southeast Missouri State College after two semesters to pursue a profession in radio.
He labored as a disc jockey for stations in Pittsburgh and Kansas Metropolis, however discovered success when employed to exchange confrontational radio host Morton Downey Jr. for KFBK in Sacramento in 1984.