Rush Limbaugh, the influential conservative radio host, has died from complications of lung cancer, his wife Kathryn announced on his radio show Wednesday. He was 70 years old. He was an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author and television show host.
He was best known as the host of his radio show which was broadcast on more than 600 radio stations nationwide. In December 2019, Talkers Magazine estimated that Limbaugh’s show attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners to become the most-listened-to radio show in the United States.
In 1992 Limbaugh hosted a national television show which was on the air until 1996.
In 2018 Rush Limbaugh was among the highest-paid radio figures, Forbes listed his earnings at $84.5 million.
Limbaugh was one of the premiere voices of the conservative movement in the United States. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. During the 2020 State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Limbaugh expressed controversial viewpoints on race, LGBT matters, feminism, and sexual consent. Limbaugh denied climate change and made it was always clear to his listeners that he was a big supporter of U.S. military interventions in the Middle East.
A lot of Rush Limbaugh’s listeners were very passionate about the man and his show, these were his fans, to whom he was also known as: America’s Truth Detector; the Doctor of Democracy; the Most Dangerous Man in America; the All-Knowing, All-Sensing, All-Everything Maha Rushie; defender of motherhood, protector of fatherhood and all-around good guy. There was a “consensus” among his fans who made his show the most listened to most accurate, most right, and most correct program on the air. People who disagree with that statement were called Rush Deniers.
Rush Limbaugh wrote seven books; The first two, The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993), made The New York Times Best Sellet’s list.