Culture Warrior Shock Jock Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70
Feb 17 2021
Rush Limbaugh, known for his conservative radio show, passed away on Wednesday, his wife confirmed.
'I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today, ' Kathryn told his viewers.
Limbaugh, the leading voice of the conservative movement, succumbed to his battle with lung cancer at the age of 70 after getting his Stage 4 diagnosis in January 2020.
More recently, he was a fervent supporter of single-term POTUS Donald Trump, who awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom a year ago. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address days later.
"This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and victor that you will ever meet".
Unflinchingly conservative, Limbaugh was one of the most powerful voices on the American right who galvanized listeners for more than 30 years with his talent for vituperation and sarcasm.
He had vowed to do his program "as normally and as competently" as he could while undergoing treatment.
Limbaugh changed the landscape of talk radio and influenced the national political landscape in a career that spanned decades.
'I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. It became the most listened to radio show in the US and was picked up by more than 600 stations.