MIAMI, Florida – Rush Limbaugh, an influential far-right American radio host, and political commentator, has died at age 70 of complications related to lung cancer, his wife said on his radio show and website Wednesday.
Limbaugh found out he had cancer in early 2020.
The communicator revealed his illness on February 3, 2020, a day before receiving from President Donald Trump the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most prestigious decoration in the United States for a civilian.
Born in 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Limbaugh began his radio career at the age of 16, eventually becoming one of the most influential people in the conservative media.
Limbaugh lived in Palm Beach, Florida.