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Kentucky Republicans mourn death of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 14:41:46-05

(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.

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.

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.”