- Rush Limbaugh, a pioneer in popularizing right-wing talk radio, has died at the age of 70 after a months-long battle with lung cancer. Fox News reports that Limbaugh’s death was announced by wife Kathryn Limbaugh during his radio show.
- Limbaugh rose to prominence during the 1990s when he grew popular for his attacks on then-President Bill Clinton, going so far as to call then-12-year-old first daughter Chelsea Clinton the “White House dog.”
- Limbaugh was also a staunch defender of former President Donald Trump, who would give the right-wing host the Medal of Freedom during his final State of the Union address last year.Limbaugh was first diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020.
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