America’s top-rated radio host, iconic conservative Mr. Rush Limbaugh died at the age of 70 on Wednesday (Feb. 17 U.S. Time) after a year of battling cancer.
Rush Limbaugh, deceased at home in Palm Beach, Florida, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh – Limbaugh’s wife, announced over the radio on February 17, hours after her husband had expired his last breath.
Mr Limbaugh was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, which caused him to miss many political talk shows.
“This day has been one of the most difficult days for me because I know this time is coming,” Mr. Limbaugh said on a live radio show when he was determined to have cancer of the breast. lung.
“I can’t help but think that I’m disappointing people with this. But as a result, I was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, ”Mr. Limbaugh told the audience.
The news of Mr. Limbaugh’s lung cancer prompted President Donald Trump in February 2020 to feature the host of America’s most famous political talk show currently the President’s Medal of Freedom. Mr. Trump announced this honor in his State of the Union address which he declared at the Joint Meeting of the United States Congress.
“Mr. [Limbaugh] is the greatest warrior, the winner you have ever met,” Trump said when announcing Mr. Limbaugh’s Medal of Freedom award. The 45th President of the United States added that the medal recognizes all that Mr. Limbaugh has done for America.
In December 2020, Mr Limbaugh told the audience he was “extremely lucky” to have survived despite his terrible illness.
“I hadn’t planned on doing the show until October, then November, then December,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “And here I am today, despite a few problems, but today I feel pretty good … God knows how important this program is to me today.”
Prior to contracting cancer, Mr. Limbaugh also had a number of health issues and announced it on his talk show.
In 2001, Mr. Limbaugh told an audience he was almost completely deaf. He was still on the program after undergoing surgery to implant hearing aids into the cochlea.
In 2003, he announced that he was taking prescription drugs related to back pain and surgery and was on monthly treatment.
Mr. Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1951. He has a long experience of working in the field of communication. After graduating from college in 1971, he hosted personal radio shows for many years.
At its peak, Mr. Limbaugh’s political radio talk show drew more than 20 million viewers per week. He is also the author of seven books, two of which are ranked in the New York Times’ best-selling list. As a Tory political presenter, Mr. Limbaugh received praise from Republicans and mocked Democrats at the same time.
Mr. Limbaugh was also a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and often praised the former Republican president. He is also a fierce critic of former President Barack Obama and current President Joe Biden.
After news of Limbaugh’s death spread to the media, many people sent their condolences to his family, including former President Trump.
Mr. Trump issued a statement saying, “The great Rush Limbaugh has gone to a better place, free from physical pain and hostility. His honor, courage, strength and loyalty will never be replaced. Rush is a patriot, a warrior defending freedom and a man who believes in all the greatness of our country. Rush is a friend of mine and also a friend of millions of Americans – a guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid images through radio waves. Melania and I express our deep regrets to his wonderful wife, Kathryn, his family and all of his passionate fans. He will be remembered a lot ”.
Former White House press secretary under President Trump, Kayleigh McEnany tweeted: “Rush Limbaugh had endless courage to speak the truth. Seeing his humor, his passion and his willingness to empower the media has helped my entire career.
Radio host Glenn Beck wrote: “I just heard that Rush Limbaugh has passed away. Thank you Rush for all you have taught, dedicated and done. A hero for many people. An icon. A patriot. A revolutionary saved the radio broadcasts. Heavenly benefits, our loss ”.