Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for many years a well-liked, controversial, and influential discuss radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, in keeping with a household assertion.

He was 70.

His dying comes after a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis 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 identified with superior lung cancer,” Limbaugh stated throughout a stay 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 might 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 cancer had turn out to be terminal and that medical doctors had detected new development.

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 this moment,” he stated, in keeping 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 this moment, bought some issues, however I am feeling fairly good right this moment.”

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 usually stated it didn’t matter the place you began or what you appear like, as People all of us have limitless alternatives like nowhere else on the planet,” she stated as she introduced her husband’s dying on his radio present Wednesday. “From right this moment on, there might be an incredible 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 exchange confrontational radio host Morton Downey Jr. for KFBK in Sacramento in 1984.