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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III
January 12, 1951
|Died||February 17, 2021 (aged 70)|
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Southeast Missouri State University (did not graduate)|
|Occupation||Radio host, political commentator, author, television host (former)|
|Spouse(s)||Roxy Maxine McNeely (1977–1980, divorced)|
Michelle Sixta (1983–1990, divorced)
Marta Fitzgerald (1994–2004, divorced)
Kathryn Rogers (2010–2021)
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (//, 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 and racist, generating much controversy. The 2015 documentary The Brainwashing Of My Dad discusses how his program can radicalize people into sharing such views.
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.
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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