Rush Limbaugh had died at age 70 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Limabaugh’s wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show this morning.
“Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”
— Kathryn Adams Limbaugh
Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh had been off the air for about one week from his show The Rush Limbaugh Show — a nationally syndicated show on AM and FM radio stations since 1988.
Limbaugh was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer on January 20, 2020, after first experiencing shortness of breath on January 12, 2020. He announced his cancer diagnosis on air during his radio show on February 3, 2020. He announced he would miss airtime to undergo treatment, and stated that he planned to continue the program “as normally and competently” as he could while undergoing treatment. He said he didn’t want to make his show about him.
Limbaugh was a guest of President Donald Trump at the 2020 State of the Union Address on February 4, 2020, where he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On October 20, 2020, Limbaugh announced that attempts to treat the cancer were no longer containing the cancer, that his diagnosis was terminal and that he had been given a time frame on when he should expect to die, although he did not reveal the time frame. Limbaugh said he is living under a death sentence.
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 https://t.co/xQ4ErOlXMq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh, the incendiary radio talk-show host,' dies at age 70 https://t.co/4ACPPFAOHz
— 360MediaX (@360mediaX) February 17, 2021
Flashback to Rush Limbaugh receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom pic.twitter.com/zeaGxJeUJu
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh, the prominent conservative US radio personality and political commentator, has died aged 70https://t.co/2Fx9V39HG7
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 17, 2021
BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh, controversial conservative talk show host, has died. https://t.co/kiPXKRBsUr
— ABC News (@ABC) February 17, 2021
"I am in Congress today because of Rush Limbaugh."
– Rep. Mike Pence, October 16, 2001
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 17, 2021
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Rush Limbaugh was a freedom fighter, a stalwart conservative and a daily voice for millions of Americans.
America’s Anchorman will be missed. pic.twitter.com/AG2VlPv7QY
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 17, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Radio Legend and Conservative Pioneer Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70 Years Old https://t.co/AWbgLQESiz
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 17, 2021
Today is a heartbreaking day. We lost one of America's finest Patriots and warriors for Freedom and Truth. Rush Limbaugh passed away after battling cancer. To say you will be missed is an understatement. Prayers with your family and Godspeed Rush. pic.twitter.com/wMqe0NUFuj
— Mike Detmer for US House MI-8 (@DetmerMike) February 17, 2021
This one is tough to listen to… Rush Limbaugh's wife just went on the air in place of her husband to make the announcement that he had passed away. https://t.co/dBIT8Egi8t
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 17, 2021
We're incredibly sad to hear of Rush Limbaugh's passing. He was the titan of conservative media, as well as a longtime friend and supporter of the MRC.
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was an architect of the center-right movement, defined & dominated political talk radio for decades & gave daily voice to millions of pro-freedom Americans.
Rush’s inimitable influence inspires his listeners & inflames his critics🇺🇸
Sympathy to his family. RIP🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/vAmHwJ8Oco
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 17, 2021
Twitter is trending from the political left rejoicing with the news of his death. “Rest in Piss” (#RestInPiss) is connected to news of his death along with references and memes to living in hell. Conservatives have responded to the negative response, concluding there is no unity in this country.
President Trump delivers 2020 State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress when Rush Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (jump to 1:10:12). YouTube Tips ⓘ