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Rush Limbaugh
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Rush Limbaugh during the 2020 State of the Union Address in February
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III

January 12, 1951(1951-01-12)
DiedFebruary 17, 2021(2021-02-17) (aged 70)[1]
Alma materSoutheast Missouri State University (did not graduate)
OccupationRadio host, political commentator, author, television host (former)
Years active1967–2021
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Roxy Maxine McNeely (1977–1980, divorced)
Michelle Sixta (1983–1990, divorced)
Marta Fitzgerald (1994–2004, divorced)
Kathryn Rogers (2010–2021)
Rush Limbaugh (2009)

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (/ˈlɪmbɔː/, LIM-baw; January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. He is the host of The Rush Limbaugh show where callers can call in and express their opinion. His views have been said to be sexist[2][3][4][5] and racist,[6] generating much controversy.[7] The 2015 documentary The Brainwashing Of My Dad discusses how his program can radicalize people into sharing such views.[8]

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 is 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.[9]

Limbaugh was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January 2020.[10] Nine months later in October, he said that his cancer was terminal.[11] Limbaugh died from the disease in Palm Beach, Florida on February 17, 2021 at the age of 70.[12]


  1. Nelson, Steven. "Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host, dead at 70". 
  2. "CAUGHT ON TAPE: Limbaugh's 70 Sexist Smears - ThinkProgress". 
  3. "Rush Limbaugh’s sexist rants". 
  4. "Rush Limbaugh’s Sexist Comment Against Danica Patrick: ‘What Do You Expect From A Woman Driver?’". 
  5. "Rush Limbaugh's Decades Of Sexism And Misogyny". 5 March 2012. 
  6. "Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes". 16 July 2010. 
  7. "Archived copy". 
  8. Yamato, Jen (2015-07-31) (in en). How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy. Retrieved 2019-12-22. 
  9. Collins, Kaitlan (February 4, 2020). "Trump says he will award Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom". CNN. 
  10. Gorman, Steve (February 3, 2020). "Radio host Rush Limbaugh announces lung cancer diagnosis on air". Reuters. Retrieved February 3, 2020. 
  11. Valinsky, Jordan (October 20, 2020). "Rush Limbaugh says his lung cancer is terminal". CNN. 
  12. Flood, Brian (February 17, 2021). "Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70". Retrieved February 17, 2021. 

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