Rush Limbaugh Leaves US In Tears
"Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.
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."
The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America's highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis."
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate said of Rush Limbaugh: "Rush Limbaugh fearlessly led the conservative movement for decades based on selfless love and devotion to each of his 40 million listeners three hours daily who heard him without reservation as the single most influential political broadcaster of our lives. There has been no one before him and no one today like him. Rush was at the top of his game leading a nation, the world while teaching us funny good humor. There will be many tributes."