Rush Limbaugh, the conservative national political talk show host, has died following a battle with lung cancer at the age of 70.
Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, confirmed the longtime radio host’s passing at the start of his radio program on Wednesday (February 17.) The veteran radio host passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Florida.
Limbaugh is best known for his nationally syndicated ‘Rush Limbaugh Show’ and was also the author of seven books. Last year, former President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Limbaugh during his State of the Union address, days after the radio host announced his diagnosis during his radio show on February 3.
Take a look at photos of Rush through the years.
Rush Limbaugh reacts as First Lady Melania Trump gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh acknowledges the joint session of Congress after being recognized by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Rush Limbaugh shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 21, 2019.
Kate Rogers and Rush Limbaugh attend an Andrea Bocelli concert at The Mar-a-Lago Club on February 28, 2010 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Rush Limbaugh looks on from the sideline before a National Football League game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 18, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jack Nicklaus, Rudy Guiliani and Marvin Shanken during the Els for Autism Pro-am at The PGA National Golf Club on March 21, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rush Limbaugh during an interview with Jay Leno on September 24, 2009.
Rush Limbaugh speaks at "An Evening With Rush Limbaugh" event May 3, 2007 in Novi, Michigan. The event was sponsored by WJR radio station as part of their 85th birthday celebration festivities.
Rush Limbaugh and Cindy Adams pose at the New York Premiere of HBO Films Bernard And Doris at the Time Warner Screening Room on January 30, 2007 in New York City.
Rush Limbaugh speaks at the Out Fronts.
Rush Limbaugh during the fourth round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic held at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, January 21, 2006.
Rush Limbaugh interacts with the audience before the start of a panel discussion on June 23, 2006 in Washington, DC.
Rush Limbaugh poses for a Portrait on July 6th, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
Rush Limbaugh speaking at the San Jose Civic Auditorium on February 8, 2005.
Sopranos star Steve Van Zandt and Rush Limbaugh have a chat on the fairway at the Sybase Big Apple Classic at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle in 2001.
Rush Limbaugh holds a baseball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves baseball game on August 5, 2000 in St Louis, Missouri.
Rush Limbaugh during Center For Study of Popular Culture Dinner In Honor of Charlton Heston at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.
Rush Limbaugh and television personality Kathie Lee Gifford.
Rush Limbaugh in his studio.
Rush Limbaugh during the1993 National Association of Television Program Executives Convention at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
Rush Limbaugh speaks at the rally for President Bush's re-election campaign on November 2, 1992.
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