Controversial talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. The media star was battling lung cancer, according to his family's announcement.
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 learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020.
In 1988, Rush launched his successful radio broadcast, The Rush Limbaugh Show, into national syndication with 56 radio stations.
The show was heard on more than 600 stations by up to 27 million people each week and is the highest-rated national radio talk show in America. On February 5, 2020, at the State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump awarded Rush the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor.
Rush has also received the Marconi Radio Award five times, and has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, the Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.