Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. His death was announced on his radio program on Wednesday, Feb. 16 by his wife, Kathryn Limbaugh.
Limbaugh died as a result of lung cancer. He announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
He was born Jan. 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Starting in 1971, he became a disc jockey, eventually landing at KFBK in Sacramento, Calif. Limbaugh went national in 1988 when he joined WABC-AM in New York.
As host of the ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show,’ he was a lightning rod for controversy, becoming a key figure in conservative media. In recent years, Limbaugh became a top supporter of former President Donald Trump.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted that he was “saddened by news of the death of Rush Limbaugh, whose wit and wisdom comforted conservatives and confused leftists. He loved God, America, and his audience. His impact on broadcasting will never be equaled.”