KEY POINTS
  • Rush Limbaugh was the self-proclaimed "Doctor of Democracy" who led the conservative media revolution by bashing "feminazis," "environmentalist wackos," "commie libs" and prominent Black people — especially former President Barack Obama.
  • The conservative radio host announced in February 2020 he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer.
  • A day later, President Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise announcement during the State of the Union speech.

Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed "Doctor of Democracy" who led the conservative media revolution by bashing "feminazis," "environmentalist wackos," "commie libs" and prominent Black people — especially former President Barack Obama, died Wednesday. He was 70.

His wife announced his death on his radio show.