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Rush Limbaugh
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Limbaugh in 2019
Born
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III

(1951-01-12)January 12, 1951
Died February 17, 2021(2021-02-17) (aged 70)
Occupation
  • Radio host
  • political commentator
Years active 1967–2021
Spouse(s)
Roxy Maxine McNeely
(m. 1977; div. 1980)

Michelle Sixta
(m. 1983; div. 1990)

Marta Fitzgerald
(m. 1994; div. 2004)

Kathryn Rogers (m. 2010)
Awards Five-time Marconi Award winner
National Radio Hall of Fame (1993)
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame (1998)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2020)

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 opinion.

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.

He was one of the most highly paid people in the US media.

President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 2020 during the State of the Union Address.

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 the disease in Palm Beach, Florida on February 17, 2021 at the age of 70.

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