Conservative radio icon, Rush Limbaugh, died from his battle with lung cancer at age 70 on Wednesday.
Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, announced his death on his radio show.
“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,” she said.
In January of last year, Limbaugh announced he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Even with his diagnosis, he continued to host his radio show, “The Rush Limbaugh Show.”
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” first debuted in 1988 and now airs on over 600 radio stations to date. The show is also the most listened-to radio show in the United States with approximately 27 million people tuning in, according to Limbaugh’s website.
He revealed in his last broadcast that he had outlived his diagnosis. In his final broadcast, he said, “I wasn’t expected to be alive today. 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.”
During his last State of the Union Address, former President Trump surprised Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
During the address, Trump said, “Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.”