US conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dies aged 70

Washington (AFP) – Rush Limbaugh, the firebrand right-wing radio host and a founding father of America’s conservative talk show landscape, has died at age 70, his family said Wednesday. The controversial and influential broadcaster — seen as a kingmaker among Republican politicians — had announced in February 2020 he was fighting advanced lung cancer, but vowed to continue with “The Rush Limbaugh Show” as he underwent treatment. “We, the Limbaugh family, are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Rush has died,” read a family statement, signed by wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.  Limbaugh …

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