(RepublicanReport.com) – Radio host Rush Limbaugh was one of the most prominent Conservative voices in political commentary for three decades. After a year-long battle with lung cancer, he died in his Palm Beach home on Wednesday, February 17.
Breaking: American radio personality Rush Limbaugh, 70, died this morning at his home in Palm Beach, Florida – his wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh announces on his show.
— John R Parkinson (@jparkABC) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh first began presenting “The Rush Limbaugh Show” in 1988, broadcasting from New York City to 56 stations across the country. He became an icon of conservative politics; he was a strong supporter of both George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Some commentators, such as Fox News “Special Report” host Bret Baier, have even suggested that Limbaugh helped influence Trump’s success in the political scene.
The broadcaster announced his cancer diagnosis in January of 2020. Shortly thereafter, then-President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the State of the Union event in early February 2020.
Tributes poured in for the media icon soon after the announcement of his death. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) were among the lawmakers to express their condolences via Twitter.
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