Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for many years a well-liked, controversial, and influential discuss radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, in line with a household assertion.
He was 70.
His loss of life 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’ve been recognized with superior lung most cancers,” 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 shall be present process therapy, or I am reacting to therapy.”
The next 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 into terminal and that medical doctors had detected new progress.
Late in 2020, in his remaining broadcast of the 12 months, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters.
“I wasn’t anticipated to be alive right now,” he mentioned, in line with 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 now, acquired some issues, however I am feeling fairly good right now.”
He’s survived by Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, his spouse.
“Rush inspired so many people to suppose for ourselves. To be taught and to steer. He typically mentioned it didn’t matter the place you began or what you appear to be, as People all of us have infinite alternatives like nowhere else on this planet,” she mentioned as she introduced her husband’s loss of life on his radio present Wednesday. “From right now on, there shall 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 switch confrontational radio host Morton Downey Jr. for KFBK in Sacramento in 1984.