The conservative radio host announced in february 2020 he had been diagnosed with late stage: lung cancer. A day later, president trump awarded him the presidential medal of freedom. In a surprise, announcement during the state of the union speech rush limbaugh, the self proclaimed doctor of democracy, who led the conservative media revolution by bashing feminises environmentalist wackos, comey libs and prominent black people, especially former president barack obama, died wednesday. He was 70. His wife announced his death on his radio show. I know that i am most certainly not the limbo that you tuned in to listen to today, catherine limbaugh said i, like you very much wish rush, was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting dot. It is with profound sadness. I must share with you directly that our beloved rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer a day after the deadly january riot by a trumpist mob in a bid to overturn democrat joe biden’s victory in the november election. Limbaugh likened the invaders of the u.s capital to the revolutionary war patriots there’s, a lot of people calling for the end of violence. Limbaugh said on his radio program there’s a lot of conservatives, social media who say that any violence or aggression at all is unacceptable. Regardless of the circumstances i’m glad sam adams, thomas paine, the actual tea party, guys the men at lexington and concord didn’t feel that way.
In december he said, conservative states were trending towards secession. As his cancer progressed, limbaugh went off the air on february, 2nd his mick was manned by substitutes, starting one week before former president donald trump’s. Second impeachment trial began, but there was no mistaking his viewpoint. You didn’t win this thing fair and square, and we are not just going to be docile like we’ve, been in the past and go away and wait till the next. The election he told listeners six weeks after biden won the election. The acerbic radio host, who used satirical invective to attract and delight millions of fans and defend and enrage millions of others, announced in february 2020. He had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer a day later, then president trump awarded him the presidential medal of freedom. In a surprise announcement during the state of the union speech, this is not good news. Trump said referring to the diagnosis, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet rush limbaugh. Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. In october, limbaugh told his listeners. His condition was heading in the wrong direction. It’S tough, to realize that the days where i do not think i’m under a death sentence are over limbaugh said now. We all are is the point. We all know that we’re going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it days before limbaugh’s update, he hosted a radio rally for trump With audio of a crowd chanting, we love you and the president speaking for much of the two hour event during his recovery from kovid 19.
limbaugh was key to the 1994 republican takeover of congress, which swept rep newt gingrich into the house, speakership and ultimately led to The impeachment of president bill clinton rush limbaugh was the innovator who spoke for the americans, ignored and disrespected by the elites trump lawyer mayor, rudy giuliani, said in a tweet after limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis rash. Hudson limbaugh iii was born january 12, 1951 in cape girardeau. Missouri his father and grandfather were lawyers. The grandfather was given the name rushed to an honorary relative edna rush. Limbaugh began his broadcast career in 1971 as a 20 year old top 40 dj in western pennsylvania. After dropping out of southeast missouri state university. Following a series of subsequent jobs, including five years with major league baseball’s, kansas city royals, he eventually landed a talk show at kfbk in sacramento california. In 1984, he replaced morton downey jr, who resigned after jokingly, using a racist term about a city councilman of chinese descent. At the time daytime talk, radio was largely local. Four years later, in 1988, limbour sprang to national prominence. After he joined wobb km in new york, lured by network executive, edward f mclaughlin within two years, more than five million people were listening to the rush. Limbo show broadcast three hours a day.