Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Talk Radio Titan, Dead At 70
Rush Limbaugh, an icon in the world of conservative talk radio, has died. The 70 year-old was battling lung cancer and had been attempting to do as many live radio shows as possible as his health was declining. The Missouri-born talk talent was a lightning rod in the political world and will perhaps be best remembered for the decades he was able to hold the top spot in the industry.
Social media reaction ranged from hagiographical takes to political enemies relishing the moment. The host died as he lived, a swirl of controversy never to far away. Bolstered by his most ardent fans and empowered by his loudest detractors Limbaugh left a mark on talk radio, specifically on the AM band.
His wife broke the news on his radio show on Wednesday.
Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life,” she said. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”
Limbaugh initially announced his Stage IV lung cancer diagnosis on his radio show in 2020. He remained on the offense until his final moments, even taking a shot at President Biden on his final day alive.