(LEX 18) — Multiple members of the Kentucky Republican Party, including Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Andy Barr, mourned the death of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Twitter Wednesday.
RIP to a legend and a patriot, Rush Limbaugh. Not many people can say they revolutionized and stayed at the top of an industry the way he did. My condolences to his family.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh died Wednesday from lung cancer complications, according to an announcement from his wife on his radio show. He was 70 years old.
He was first diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in early 2020. On Feb. 4, 2020, one day after publicly announcing his diagnosis, Limbaugh attended the State of the Union, where then-President Donald Trump awarded the radio host the Medal of Freedom.
Sec. of State Michael Adams, Treasurer Allison Joy Ball, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Auditor Mike Harmon also chimed in to express condolences, as well as former Gov. Matt Bevin.
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Rush Limbaugh. I started listening to him years ago when he did more parodies. His humor, love of life, love of his country, and love of his Lord will be missed. https://t.co/l4qRXDSm9n— Mike Harmon (@mikeharmonky) February 17, 2021
RIP Rush Limbaugh. Through his books and radio and TV shows, he played a huge role in my political awakening in my teens, and provided inspiration that carries me to this day.— Secretary Adams (@Adams4SecState) February 17, 2021
RIP #RushLimbaugh...— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) February 17, 2021
One of the most influential voices in America for the past several decades...Love him or hate him, he made people think...Such people are rare gems...May he Rest In Peace...
In an interview with Newsmax, Rep. James Comer said of Limbaugh, "He certainly was a great conservative American and made a huge difference in spreading the message of truth. I always was a big fan of Rush Limbaugh and very saddened to learn of this.”