February 17, 2021
New York, NY – From Rush Limbaugh’s Staff:
It is with great sadness to inform you that Rush Limbaugh passed away today, February 17 after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. In this time of sorrow, Rush’s voice will continue to be heard, providing comfort and continued insight to his legions of loyal fans.
All of Rush’s audio has been extensively archived and cataloged by subject, topic and opinion. 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.
The familiar voices of the programs’ guest hosts will be used in the show when needed to guide Rush’s audio from one topic to another, but Rush will be the predominant voice heard for the three-hour Monday-Friday show, the AM Daily Update and The Week in Review three-hour show.
Please note that we will continue with this transitional programming until the audience is prepared to say good-bye. The long-term plan will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks.
We will mourn together in a respectful way and celebrate the incredible life of Rush with his millions of loyal listeners. Today, a three hour tribute will air in Rush’s regular time slot.
From Sean Hannity:
Today, The Sean Hannity Show will pay special tribute to our dear departed friend, the legendary broadcasting icon, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III…who passed away this morning after a brave fight with lung cancer.
Join Sean for today’s special edition…as he fondly remembers his friend Rush… with your calls, highlights, President Trump’s tribute from earlier today, and The Great One: Mark Levin, at 4PMET.
From Congressman Tom Reed:
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh today. Rush revolutionized talk radio and got people interested in politics and public policy in a way no one else had before. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.