Rush Limbaugh was one of the nation's leading conservative voices for more than three decades. He championed America's founding ideals of liberty and limited government like few talk-radio hosts ever. Earlier today on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," his wife Kathryn announced that he died from lung cancer at the age of 70.

"For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, his loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show," she began. "It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer. ... Rush was an extraordinary man. A gentle giant. Brilliant, quick-witted, genuinely kind, extremely generous, passionate, courageous, and the hardest-working person I know."

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On February 3, 2020, the conservative-radio icon shocked and saddened his listeners by announcing he had "advanced lung cancer." The next day, during his State of the Union Address, President Trump surprised Limbaugh, as he sat in the gallery with his wife and the First Lady.

"Here tonight is a special man," the President said, "someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4, advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. ... I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom."

Many times over the years, Grassfire has shared updates that include Rush Limbaugh's thoughts, opinions and unique insight.  Those emails would sometimes use the subject line "Rush is right" because he so often was.

We're saddened by his passing and what it will mean to the future of the conservative movement in America. But we are grateful for the decades that he served as such a strong voice for this great nation. Please join us in praying for his family and friends during their time of loss.

For liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

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