Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021)

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author, and television show host. 

He was best known as the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, which was nationally syndicated on AM and FM radio stations.

Limbaugh became one of the premier conservative voices in the United  States during the 1990s and hosted a national television show from 1992  to 1996.

He was among the most highly compensated figures in American radio history; in 2018 Forbes listed his earnings at $84.5 million.

In December 2019, Talkers Magazine estimated that Limbaugh's show attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners to become the most-listened-to radio show in the United States.

Limbaugh also wrote seven books; his first two, The Way Things Ought to Be (1992) and See, I Told You So (1993), made The New York Times Best Seller list.

Limbaugh garnered controversy from his statements on race,LGBT matters, feminism,sexual consent, and climate change.

Despite being a polarizing figure, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

During the 2020 State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.