Rush Limbaugh was a famous American radio personality, political commentator and author. He currently hosts his talk show on ABC Radio Networks called The Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States.
Starting a career in radio was a challenge for him as he belonged to a family of professional lawyers and his father aspired for him to get into the same league as everyone else in the family. But he showed consistent passion towards radio from a young age and worked many radio jockey jobs in various cities of America.
His conservative views and strong criticism of liberal policies and politicians are extremely famous among his listeners and he has not only publicized his opinions through radio but also television and books; The Way Things Ought to Be (1992)’ and See, I Told You So (1993).
Conservative Radio Host, Rush Limbaugh Died Of Lung Cancer Aged 70
The legendary radio icon, Rush Limbaugh died of stage IV lung cancer on 17 February 2021. He died from the complications of lung cancer at the age of 70. His wife, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh announced his death on his show, The Rush Limbaugh Show. She stated, “It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”
She added, “On behalf of the Limbaugh family, I would personally like to thank each and every one of you who prayed for Rush and inspired him to keep going. You rallied around Rush and lifted him up when he needed you the most. I am certain, without a shadow of a doubt, if he could be here today, he would be. He loved you, and he loved this radio program with every part of his being.”
Rush Limbaugh was first diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January 2020. He announced his cancer diagnosis on air during his radio show in February 2020. His health had been deteriorating since then. In October 2020, he announced that his treatment had been ineffectual at containing cancer.
What is Rush Limbaugh famous for?
- An American radio personality, political commentator and author.
- His conservative views and strong criticism of liberal policies and politicians.
Where is Rush Limbaugh from?
Recalling his early life, Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Mildred Carolyn ‘Millie’ and Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. His father was a lawyer and a fighter pilot. He belonged to a family of professional lawyers.
At the age of 8, He was determined to have a career in radio. Although his father was against his pursuits, he bought him a Remco Caravelle, a toy radio that could transmit on AM frequencies up to 500 feet away.
Where is Rush Limbaugh go for education?
Concerning his education details, Rush attended Southeast Missouri State University but left his college studies midway in 1971 to pursue a career in radio. He moved to Pennsylvania and became a Top 40 music DJ on WIXZ.
What is Rush Limbaugh doing now?
- Moving towards his career, Rush began his radio career started in 1967, while he was still in high school. He used the nom de plume Rusty Sharpe and worked as a DJ for the local station KGMO, which was co-owned by his father.
- In 1973, He shifted to Pittsburgh radio station KQV. He was fired from the job within a year and was told that he was not good enough for the radio and should consider a career in sales instead.
- For the next decade, He tried his luck at various other radio stations but he was thought to be too controversial for the radio. In 1979, he started working as a director of promotions with the Kansas City Royals.
- He again considered a career in radio in 1984 when he was hired as a talk show host at KFBK in Sacramento. After being declared as Sacramento’s top radio host, Limbaugh moved to New York to start his national radio show career.
- After the Federal Communications Commission repealed, the Fairness Doctrine rule was finally passed in 1987, which helped in shaping up his politically conservative radio style. At ABC Radio Network, he became famous for his strong right-winged ideologies.
- All his fame and strongly opinionated views on American politics helped The Rush Limbaugh Show to become the highest-rated American talk show program, by ABC Radio in 1988. This show has been running for two decades now.
- He diversified his career in entertainment and tried his hand at television broadcasting by doing a syndicated half-hour television show from 1992-96, a program that was produced by Roger Ailes. The show was an extension of his radio show.
- In 2003, he worked as a football commentator with ESPN for a brief period, before he was asked to resign when he made racist comments about the unfair media hype that NFL footballer Donovan McNabb was getting.
- He owns a majority of The Rush Limbaugh Show, which is syndicated by the Premiere Radio Networks. In 2008, he signed a contract extension through 2016, worth $400 million per year, which broke records for any broadcast.
- In 2010, Chicago’s Second City produced Rush Limbaugh: The Musical – a musical parody of Limbaugh which integrated an imitation of several Broadway musicals. In the same year, he was a judge for the 2010 Miss America pageant, Las Vegas.
- He was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on May 14th, 2012, in a secret ceremony announced only 20 minutes before it began to prevent negative media attention.
- In 2015, Talkers Magazine estimated that his show attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 13.25 million listeners to become the most-listened-to radio show in the US.
- In 2018, Forbes listed his earnings at $84.5 million, up slightly from 2017 when he was ranked as the 11th highest-earning celebrity.
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Who is Rush Limbaugh married to?
Reflecting on her personal life, Rush has married four times to dates but no children were born his side. Firstly, he was married to Roxy Maxine McNeely in 1977 but their relationship did not go well and turned divorced in 1980. Then, he was married to Michelle Sixta in 1983 but this marriage also turned in divorced in 1990. Later, he married Marta Fitzgerald in 1994. Their relationship goes well until 2004 when they were separated.
After three marriage fails, he finally got a long-lasting relationship with Kathryn Rogers in 2010 when they have exchanged the vows. From those days to dates, they live blissful life without rumors od separation or divorce.
How much is Rush Limbaugh’s worth?
Being a part of the entertainment industry, Rush earns an impressive amount of money and fame through her profession as a host, author and media personality. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $600 million and her salary is somewhere around $85 million at present.
How tall is Rush Limbaugh?
Observing his body statistics, Rush stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 101 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of light brown eyes and grey hair color. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.
Did You Know?
- In 2003, Limbaugh made a confession to his listeners that he was addicted to prescribed painkillers. His addiction was attributed to the several years of his back pain.
- He is the #1 nationally syndicated radio talk show host in America.
- He was nominated in 2007 for the Nobel Peace Prize.