Famed radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.
On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, Limbaugh’s wife of more than a decade, Kathryn, shared the news on social media with a full statement from the family.
Limbaugh had been fighting lung cancer for more than a year after a diagnosis in January 2020 and seeking treatment.
Kathryn also took to Limbaugh’s radio show explaining he had passed away earlier in the morning. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time,” she added.
Limbaugh recently received the Medal of Freedom from former President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address in 2020 and it happened not very long after he had revealed his diagnosis to the public.
Since 1988 Rush Limbaugh has been a well-known name across radio waves and his show has been incredibly successful – even reaching upwards of 15 million people weekly.
He found his passion for radio early on after working at a hometown radio station as a teenager.
Throughout the years, Limbaugh was no stranger to controversy and had become a figurehead in the Republican Party.
Regardless, he was a steadfast staple for millions of Americans on the radio and a broadcasting icon.
Beyond his radio career, he is a seven-time published author and even hosted a television show in the 90s.
Watch Fox News’ report on Limbaugh’s passing below.