PALM BEACH, Fla. — Conservative talk show radio host and Republican party icon Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70.
His wife Kathryn announced his passing on his radio show Wednesday, saying Limbaugh died earlier this morning.
“Rush will forever be the greatest of all time,” she said.
Bo Snerdley, Limbaugh’s longtime producer and call-screener, tweeted: “God Bless you Rush. I love you. Always and ever.”
Limbaugh had been battling advanced lung cancer since February.
Producers with his program say Limbaugh’s voice will live on in the coming days.
In a statement sent to affiliate networks, producers say guest hosts will help guide previously recorded segments from topic-to-topic in future programing.
“All of Rush’s audio has been extensively archived and cataloged by subject, topic and opinion,” said Peter Tripi Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales with Premiere Networks. “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,” furthered Tripi. “Please note that we will continue with this transitional programming until the audience is prepared to say good-bye.”
The executive says a long-term plan will be shared in the upcoming weeks.