It’s just been announced that conservative legend Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70.
Rest In Peace
Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show.
The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis.
Rip Rush! Although you were before my generation, you remained a beacon of light for conservatives of all ages. Rush exemplified excellence, perseverance, and loyalty to America.
There will never be another #Rush
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) February 17, 2021
Watch as President Trump salutes Rush Limbaugh:
Rush was a man of faith – During his Oct. 19, 2020 show, Rush revealed:
I try to remain committed to the idea what’s supposed to happen, will happen when it’s meant to. I mentioned at the outset of this — the first day I told you — that I have personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is of immense value, strength, confidence, and that’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to. There’s some comfort in knowing that some things are not in our hands. There’s a lot of fear associated with that, too, but there is some comfort. It’s helpful … God, is it helpful. It’s helpful to be able to trust and to believe in a higher plan.
Tributes have been pouring in:
No words … I just got news the Rush Limbaugh has passed away.
thanks Rush for all you taught, gave and were. A hero to many. An icon. A patriot. A revolutionary that saved radio.
Heavens gain, our loss.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 17, 2021
Talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Tragic news. Praying for his family and dedicated team. Rush was a pioneer, may he rest in peace.https://t.co/crYDcnF9j5
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 17, 2021
There isn’t a broadcaster today who cannot give credit to Limbaugh. He created the industry and “infotainment.” The modern conservative movement wouldn’t be what it is without his contribution before social media, before the Internet.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 17, 2021
RIP to a legend and a patriot, Rush Limbaugh. Not many people can say they revolutionized and stayed at the top of an industry the way he did. My condolences to his family.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 17, 2021
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 17, 2021
RIP Rush Limbaugh, the creator of talk radio and by extension the alternative media, an indispensable and iconic conservative voice.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was a titan. What a devastating loss for our country. Rest in peace and thank you.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 17, 2021
Broadcast Legend Rush Limbaugh has died. His legions of fans will miss him, and his powerful and bright contribution to our national dialogue is a treasure that will endure for decades to come. Rush Limbaugh, a great American, dead at 70. God bless you Rush.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) February 17, 2021
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 17, 2021
I didn’t know him personally, but Rush was one of the loudest voices on behalf of my family when it came to @NYGovCuomo and the nursing home tragedy in New York. I will always be so grateful to him. Rest In Peace. 💔🙏🏻
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) February 17, 2021