Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn confirmed his death at the beginning of Limbaugh’s radio show, from which he’d been absent for almost two weeks. The 70-year-old radio icon, who made right-wing radio financially viable in American media and himself a Republican kingmaker years before Fox News, revealed in 2020 that his lung cancer was terminal.
In a phone interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner and Bill Hemmer, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he last talked to Limbaugh “three or four days ago. His fight was very, very courageous and he was very, very sick.”
Trump said he first met Limbaugh after he began his 2016 presidential campaign and the two got along personally. “He was with me right from the beginning,” Trump said of the talk show host.