Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for many years a preferred, controversial, and influential speak radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, in response to a household assertion.
He was 70.
His demise comes after a stage IV lung most cancers prognosis he introduced in October.
On Feb. 3, 2020, Limbaugh introduced on his present that he was present process therapy following episodes of shortness of breath. “The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer,” Limbaugh mentioned throughout a dwell broadcast. He added, “There are going to be days that I’m not going to have the ability to be right here as a result of I will probably be present process therapy, or I’m reacting to therapy.”
The following day, when Limbaugh attended the State of the Union handle, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in an unannounced transfer.
Limbaugh introduced Oct. 20 that his stage IV most cancers had turn out to be terminal and that docs had detected new progress.
Late in 2020, in his closing broadcast of the 12 months, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters.
“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he mentioned, in response to Fox News. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
He is survived by Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, his spouse.
“Rush encouraged so many of us to think for ourselves. 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,” she mentioned as she introduced her husband’s demise on his radio present Wednesday. “From today on, there will be a tremendous 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 University after two semesters to pursue a profession in radio.
He labored as a disc jockey for stations in Pittsburgh and Kansas City, however discovered success when employed to exchange confrontational radio host Morton Downey Jr. for KFBK in Sacramento in 1984.