The Conservative movement of America mourns today as the news has broken: America’s Anchorman has gone to his well earned rest. Rush Limbaugh has died after a years long battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn made the announcement on a rare appearance on the Rush Limbaugh show Wednesday morning.
Kathryn told Rush’s audience,
“Hello everyone, I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional broadcasting 3 hours of broadcasting.
For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you his loyal audience and always looked forward to every single show. It is with profound sadness, that I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.
As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult. Even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all time. Rush was an extraordinary man. A gentle giant, brilliant, quick witted, genuinely kind, extremely generous, passionate, courageous and the hardest working person I know.
Despite being one of the most recognized, powerful people in the world, Rush never let the success change his core or beliefs. He was polite and respectful to everyone he met.”
BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh's wife Kathryn announces on his radio show that he passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer
"Rush will forever be the greatest of all time." pic.twitter.com/FSJTfmX8ZO
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 17, 2021
In his final broadcast of 2020 Rush thanked his audience and supporters revealing that he had succeeded in outliving his prognosis, “I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
Shortly after announcing his Cancer diagnosis in January 2020, President Trump presented the broadcasting legend called by Ann Coulter “The Super Nova of American conservatism” with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in well deserved honor of his decades of service to the American people.
So sad. The Super Nova of American conservatism is dead.
R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh’s final broadcast was February 2nd he ended the broadcast saying,
“Well, my friends that’s it yet another excursion into broadcast excellence in the can. I enjoyed being with you today always do and look forward to the to the next time. Thanks to Mark Stein who has been in standby mode all day. Wasn’t sure I was going to be able to go today and then each hour I had to assess but we made it. Thank you Mr. Stein. See you all next time.”
Prominent Conservatives Have Eulogized Rush on Twitter
My friend Rush Limbaugh was the most influential commentator in the world. He created a whole new genre. A genius, patriot, humorist, great golf partner, and a generous kind man.
We will miss him but he lives on in heaven and on earth with those he inspired.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was an architect of the center-right movement, defined & dominated political talk radio for decades & gave daily voice to millions of pro-freedom Americans.
Rush’s inimitable influence inspires his listeners & inflames his critics🇺🇸
Sympathy to his family. RIP🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/vAmHwJ8Oco
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) 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
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
The legacy of Rush Limbaugh is clear: the most successful radio broadcaster in history. Mr. Limbaugh provided a conservative balance against the dangerous left wing corporate media machine.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) February 17, 2021
Incredibly sad news on the passing of Rush Limbaugh. Thank you for the guidance on how to love our country and for teaching us all how to make our voices heard. Rest In Peace.
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) February 17, 2021