Rush Limbaugh during the 2020 State of the Union Address in February
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
January 12, 1951
|Died||February 17, 2021 (aged 70)|
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Cause of death||Problems caused by lung cancer|
|Alma mater||Southeast Missouri State University (did not graduate)|
|Occupation||Radio host, political commentator, author, television host (former)|
|Spouse(s)||Roxy Maxine McNeely (1977–1980, divorced)|
Michelle Sixta (1983–1990, divorced)
Marta Fitzgerald (1994–2004, divorced)
Kathryn Rogers (2010–2021)
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (//, LIM-baw; January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. He was the host of The Rush Limbaugh show where callers could call in and express their opinions.
Criticisms[change | change source]
Works and honors[change | change source]
In the 1990s, Limbaugh's books The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993) made The New York Times Best Seller list.
Health and death[change | change source]
Limbaugh was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January 2020. Nine months later in October, he said that his cancer was terminal. Limbaugh died from problems caused by the disease in Palm Beach, Florida on February 17, 2021, a month after his 70th birthday.
References[change | change source]
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- "Media Matters search page". Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- Yamato, Jen (2015-07-31). "How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy". Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- Collins, Kaitlan (February 4, 2020). "Trump says he will award Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom". CNN. Archived from the original on February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
- Boswell, Susan (December 15, 2018). "Limbaugh Receives Cochlear Implant". The ASHA Leader. doi:10.1044/leader.ftr2.07012002.1.
- Gorman, Steve (February 3, 2020). "Radio host Rush Limbaugh announces lung cancer diagnosis on air". Reuters. Retrieved February 3, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Valinsky, Jordan (October 20, 2020). "Rush Limbaugh says his lung cancer is terminal". CNN.
- Flood, Brian (February 17, 2021). "Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70". Fox News. Retrieved February 17, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)