Traditional broadcaster Rush Limbaugh, that entertained millions as well as pushed waves of Republican politicians, has actually passed away at age 70. He had actually revealed to listeners in 2015 that he had stage 4 lung cancer cells.
Limbaugh’s death Wednesday morning was announced by his wife, Kathryn, at the beginning of his radio program.
Prior to right-wing conspiracy theory philosopher Alex Jones, prior to Fox News, there was Limbaugh. His voice captivated countless audiences, supported conservatives starving to see their ideas assessed the airwaves, and also raised long-shot Republicans to nationwide prestige.
“New York (CNN Business)Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.
He was 70 years old.Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show Wednesday.”As so many of you know, 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.”Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease.A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted
“The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a nationally-syndicated program with millions of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure in American politics.
In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” helped popularize the political talk-radio format and usher in a generation of conservative infotainment.
Using his sizable platform, Limbaugh advanced conservative ideas, though he often waded into conspiratorial waters and generated controversy for hateful commentary on gender and race. During the course of his career, Limbaugh started a number of fires with his commentary.”Source
It is in these difficult moments that the warmth of each other, friends, friendships can testify to the love that has been broadcast over the radio waves. But it is above all to be able to comfort his family, his loved ones and to show respect for his life as well as his fight against cancer.