He was a big fan of former US President Donald Trump – and received just as much approval from him. Now the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70.
The ultra-conservative US radio host Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. The conspiracy theorist and great supporter of ex-President Donald Trump announced last year that he had lung cancer.
Widow Kathryn Limbaugh announced the death news on the host’s show. “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, especially when that loved one is bigger than life,” Limbaugh said on NBC News. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”
Limbaugh, born in Missouri in 1951, was considered the most influential presenter among conservative to right-wing radio producers in the United States. He had a large right-wing following. Limbaugh, who was also known for making racist statements, received the Medal of Freedom from Trump about a year ago, the highest honor for US citizens.
Rush Limbaugh: The ultra-conservative US radio host died at the age of 70. (Source: Media Punch / imago images)
“Head of the Republican Party”
In the past few decades, Limbaugh’s influence was so strong that Democrats sarcastically dubbed him “the leader of the Republican Party.” He was regularly accused of spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Among other things, Limbaugh claimed that the former US President Barack Obama was not born in the USA, that the “Black Lives Matter” movement against racism is developing into a “terrorist group” and that the Attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019 there was a secret conspiracy by left-wing politicians against Trump. Limbaugh has been married four times and has no children.