Rush Limbaugh Dies After Battling Lung Cancer

Rush Limbaugh has passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

The conservative talk radio icon was 70-years-old.

His wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his show.

“Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life.” she said.

“Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”

Rush was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump during the State of the Union a few days later.

Rush’s EIB Network issued the following statement to stations that carry his show:

It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today, February 17 after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. In this time of sorrow, Rush’s voice will continue to be heard, providing comfort and continued insight to his legions of loyal fans.

All of Rush’s audio has been extensively archived and cataloged by subject, topic and opinion. Given how timeless and insightful Rush’s commentary is his producers will be able to pull segments that are relevant for each day’s news cycle and allow us to feature the best of Rush for the full three hours of the program.

The familiar voices of the programs’ guest hosts will be used in the show when needed to guide Rush’s audio from one topic to another, but Rush will be the predominant voice heard for the three-hour Monday-Friday show, the AM Daily Update and The Week in Review three-hour show.

Please note that we will continue with this transitional programming until the audience is prepared to say good-bye. The long-term plan will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks.

We will mourn together in a respectful way and celebrate the incredible life of Rush with his millions of loyal listeners. Today, a three hour tribute will air in Rush’s regular time slot. Follow-up information will be posted on