Rush Limbaugh, legendary conservative talk radio host, passes away at 70

  • Rush Limbaugh, legendary conservative talk radio host, passes away at 70

Rush Limbaugh, legendary conservative talk radio host, passes away at 70

Conservative U.S. radio host Rush Limbaugh has died.

According to Fox News, Limbaugh's employer, his wife made the announcement of his passing on his radio show. Days later, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump at the State of the Union address.

"In my heart and soul, I know I have become the intellectual engine of the conservative movement", Limbaugh, with typical immodesty, told author Zev Chafets in the 2010 book "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One".

Rush Limbaugh died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country, "Trump said at the State of the Union, as then-First Lady Melania Trump placed the award on Limbaugh".

First Lady Melania Trump presented him with the honor after her husband lauded Limbaugh as "a special man beloved by millions of Americans" and "the greatest fighter and victor that you will ever meet".

Unflinchingly conservative, Limbaugh was one of the most powerful voices on the American right who galvanized listeners for more than 30 years with his talent for vituperation and sarcasm.

After he went off the air on February 2 for treatment, Rudy Giuliani tweeted a "get well" message.

He had hosted his nationally syndicated "The Rush Limbaugh Show" on radio for more than three decades.

It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today. after a long and fearless battle with lung cancer. "I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December".