Fox News reports:
Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show.
The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis.
RIP Rush Limbaugh. Born in 1951 and remained there the rest of his life
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) February 17, 2021
I just heard that Rush Limbaugh has passed away. America has lost a true patriot.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) February 17, 2021
Rush was a giant. We will miss his clarity on the airwaves and the kindness he brought to those around him.
We wish his family comfort in these difficult times.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 17, 2021
No words … I just got news the Rush Limbaugh has passed away.
thanks Rush for all you taught, gave and were. A hero to many. An icon. A patriot. A revolutionary that saved radio.
Heavens gain, our loss.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 https://t.co/xQ4ErOlXMq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2021
God bless Rush Limbaugh.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 17, 2021
Right-wing radio stoked anger before the Capitol siege:
Shows hosted by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other conservative radio stars promoted debunked claims of a stolen election and urged listeners to "fight back." https://t.co/WSuWSRjLd7
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 12, 2021