Talk Radio Legend Rush Limbaugh Dies at the Age of 70

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday at the age of 70-years-old after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Posted: Feb 17, 2021 12:05 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2021 12:08 PM

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after his battle with advanced lung cancer at the age of 70-years-old.

Limbaugh's wife made the announcement around 11:00 a.m. central time, just as his nationally-syndicated talk show began.

Limbaugh, who has been a thorn in the side of many politicians over the years, took the talk radio format to new heights after beginning his show in the early 1990s.

The Excellence in Broadcasting Network can be heard on over 600 radio stations nationwide, and although Limbaugh continued to broadcast throughout his cancer treatment, it's been filled with a rotation of guest hosts.

In October 2020, Limbaugh told his listeners that the cancer he had been battling since earlier in the year was terminal, describing it as a "death sentence."

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