Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh has passed away, his wife, Kathryn, announced on his show Wednesday morning.
Limbaugh, who pioneered the conservative media revolution, had been diagnosed with Stage IV advanced lung cancer back in February 2020.
Fox reports Limbaugh's wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show.
Despite his diagnosis, Limbaugh continued to host his radio show, which had been in national syndication since 1988.
"I wasn't expected to be alive today", Limbaugh said. In this time of sorrow, Rush's voice will continue to be heard, providing comfort and continued insight to his legions of loyal fans.
Limbaugh was one of Trump's most ardent supporters.
Limbaugh worked for decades to create the type of politics that Trump eventually rode to the White House.
Limbaugh helped boost Trump's influence prior to the 2016 election by taking him seriously as a candidate when other established conservatives didn't want the former reality television star anywhere near the Republican Party. It became the most listened to radio show in the USA and was picked up by more than 600 stations.
In the heat of the 2020 presidential election, Limbaugh hosted Trump in October for what was an unprecedented two-hour "radio rally", during which Trump was virtually given control of the coveted golden microphone to answer questions from the host and his listeners. Given how timeless and insightful Rush's commentary is his producers will be able to pull segments that are relevant for each day's news cycle and allow us to feature the best of Rush for the full three hours of the program.