Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh, conservative media icon, dead at 70
Rush Limbaugh speaking with attendees at the 2019 Student Action Summit
Rush Limbaugh speaking with attendees at the 2019 Student Action Summit Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

Limbaugh, a conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape both the Republican Party and nation's politics, had been diagnosed in February 2020 with advanced lung cancer. He continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease.