Conservative talk radio personality and WSB host Rush Limbaugh has died. He was 70.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17th, Rush Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn announced live on 95.5 WSB’s airwaves that the iconic radio host had passed away.
>>Listen to her full statement below.
“I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone now, welcoming you to another exceptional 3 hours of broadcasting,” Kathryn Limbaugh said. “It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”
Rush Limbaugh revealed on his radio show last year that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer on Jan. 20, 2020, after noticing he had shortness of breath.
The next month, before his diagnosis was made public, then-President Donald Trump awarded Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “tireless devotion to our country.”
Rush Limbaugh launched his self-titled conservative talk radio show in 1988. Since then, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” has expanded to air on 600 stations nationwide, garnering an audience of up to 20 million people weekly.
Limbaugh is survived by Kathryn, his fourth wife. He did not have children.
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