Rush Limbaugh was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer last January.
For two weeks, Rush had not been on the air.
And Rush Limbaugh’s wife had some bad news for Rush’s audience.
Rush Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh began Wednesday’s broadcast by announcing that Rush passed away earlier that morning from his lung cancer.
“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. As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life,” Kathryn Limbaugh stated.
Rush Limbaugh took his radio show national on August 1, 1988 and changed America forever.
Fox News and the conservative media ecosystem only exist because Rush Limbaugh turned into a megastar with an audience of 20 million listeners.
Before Rush Limbaugh, America only had the three broadcast networks, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post as the dominant sources of news.
Rush Limbaugh challenged the liberal activist press’ ability to set a left-wing narrative and served as the spokesman for American conservatism after Ronald Reagan left office.
His impact on American politics cannot be overstated as the Republican Party that exists today was largely formed out of the nationalist conservatism Limbaugh spent 32 years evangelizing on behalf of.
It is likely that no host will be able to fill the void left by Limbaugh.
There are still popular conservative voices on the radio and TV like Dan Bongino, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.
But none have developed the family-type bond that grew between Limbaugh and his audience.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.