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Rush Limbaugh, influential rightwing talk radio host, dies aged 70

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host whose nastily personal and bigoted riffs on the daily news won millions of devoted fans and altered the landscape of American media and politics, has died, according to his wife, Kathryn.

Limbaugh, 70, had been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer a year ago.

“Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life,” Kathryn Limbaugh said on his eponymous radio show, now in its fourth decade. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”

At the height of his influence

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