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Rush Limbaugh was a conservative radio talk show host known as one of the most iconic voices of the political right for more than 30 years.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Feb. 17, 2021.
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March 2, 2021
I listened from day one when Rush came on WLS, 890AM radio from Chicago, Illinois and fell in love with him! Rush always gave us Consevatives hope and humor! My prayers for Katherine and the Rush family. America mourns one of our very best great Patriots.
Jean Mair
Friend
March 2, 2021
He was my voice when I could not speak. He spoke from my soul, from my heart and I feel a silence as never before.
JUDITH JOHNSON
March 2, 2021
You will be missed by many of us, Rest in Peace Rush.
Gene Carmack
March 2, 2021
Our lives now have an empty spot
That only you can fill Rush. I no longer want to listen to the radio. I am lost from 11:00-2:00 pm cst every day! Our conservative way of life is even more at stake without your voice but the Lord has plans and we know this “tragedy” to us is meant to be. May God Bless and comfort your family. I will wear my Rush hat, drink from my Rush tumbler and year my Trump socks ( purchased from your store) every Sunday. RIP. I will see you when I get there!!
Richard Peters
Friend
March 2, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Thank you for all your wisdom you shared with me made me a better person. Prayers for your family. ❤
Cynthia HEATON
Friend
March 2, 2021
Greatest conservative leader we will ever have. I will miss him greatly. As long as his show is on and we can hear his voice and all his advice, he will never be forgotten.
Joanne Feypel
March 2, 2021
I am so heartbroken. I always turned to him when I was really sad. Miss his voice
Blanche
March 2, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Thank you for teaching me.
Jean Mazzotta
Friend
March 2, 2021
Rush Limbaugh: An American icon, an American patriot, a friend through radio. Thank you for your insight, your generosity, your humbleness. Condolences to your wife, family, and staff. You will be missed.
Brenda Niskanen
March 2, 2021
I listen to Rush from day one at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant on KFBK. RIP my friend and Thanks for all the laughs and making 3 hours fly. Loved the TV show and will stay an EIB member forever!! Need a Rush Tribute Flag to fly proudly at my house below ol glory. Will check the web store daily. Put one out!
Ric "REDOC" Coder
Friend
March 2, 2021
I listened to Rush daily for 10+ years without fail. I will forever remember his words and the lessons he taught me. He will be missed.
carolyn cooper
March 2, 2021
Devastated is an understatement. The hole and void left with Rush passing is beyond explanation and I can't imagine it getting better. He was one of a kind and simply the best. Deepest condolences to Kathryn and family and everyone mourning his loss as I am. We love you Rush - the only comfort is knowing you are now in a better place.
Karen
Friend
March 2, 2021
God Bless and thank you for being you.
Louie Colvard
Friend
March 2, 2021
Rush kept me grounded! He will be missed but I know he is still with all of us wants us to plug away and defend our love for this United States of America.
Mary Waddell
March 2, 2021
We loved this man! Can remember the first time we heard his radio show. Our comments (in Stereo) “who is this guy”! He was saying everything we were thinking and truly believed in and still do! We were hooked line and sinker from that day on. He was in Sacramento at that time. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family and the friends who meant to world to him. He will always be a special human being of our life time!
Kathy &=Mike Schatz
Friend
March 2, 2021
true american hero,thank you for all that you did.I enjoyed many hours ,and many years of listening to Rush.May god bless you and may you rest in peace.
nathan peaslee
March 2, 2021
Dear kathrine,
It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences to you. For the loss of our beloved Rush. My wife and I started listening to him the year we got married. 1988. We will always keep a place in our hearts for him. In many ways. He helped make me the man I am today. A good husband, father and successful professional.
God bless you and your family.
Will will never forget him.
David Demetres
Friend
March 2, 2021
RIP DEAREST RUSHMO
joyus allbright
March 2, 2021
You will be missed so very much, rest in peace Rush.
Theresa Springer
March 2, 2021
Rest in peace Rush. You ran your race, you finished the course.
Kenneth Walton
Student
March 2, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Rush certainly lived live to the fullest and on his terms. I will miss him more than words can express. He was my teacher. Inspiration and best friend. His golden voice will be forever etched in my heart.
Gayle Pfeifer
Student
March 2, 2021
My husband, Charlie Hughes, and I have listened to you for well over 20 years and you were always the highlight of our day. Your loving wisdom and words will be with us always. You are loved and will always be in our hearts, and very much missed. Voice on loan from God has now been returned to God. Our sincere condolences to Katherine and all of your family.
Linda Davis-Hughes
Friend
March 2, 2021
I miss Rush so much. This has been a feeling of loss I never imagined I could feel for someone I’ve never met. Every week day for 3 hours since he passed I have ended up in tears. I feel genuine grief as if I lost a mentor and an Institution. I’m 37 and an ex Democrat, Rush changed my heart 7 years ago and now I’m a poster boy for conservative values. Rush changed lives. I love you Rush, I thank you and you are forever part of me.
Matt Embry
Student
March 2, 2021
When I heard Kathryn on the radio on Monday morning, I knew Rush was sitting at the right hand God. My heart was so full of sorrow and I couldn't keep the tears back. But I know Rush is in a better place. Yes, we will miss him dearly but I am comforted by the fact that I know he sits with God now and is in no more pain. I thank God for blessing me along with millions of others with his daily wisdom. God Bless Kathryn Limbaugh, their family and extended family.
David Vance
Friend
March 2, 2021
You made a huge difference in many lives with your great incite of our country. You will be missed
Debra
Friend
March 2, 2021
I am still listening to your show Rush. As long as they keep broadcasting, I will always be a top fan.
Lawayne Schrader
Friend
March 2, 2021
For 30 years I have considered Rush to be a rock solid, guiding figure for me. He will be missed like a father.
Dan Henry
Friend
March 2, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your wisdom, loving our beloved country and sharing your deep faith with us daily. Our family will miss you.
Leah Byrd
March 2, 2021
Rush was part of our family. He was the best and most informative teacher one could have. I can tell you where and when the first time I heard him. It was a spoof on the tree huggers and the chain saws were going. He had me from that moment on. I started every day with Rush and I thanked God also for giving me another day. Family stays together and gets comfort from each other, therefore thank you for keeping the show going. Mrs. Limbaugh we love hearing you on the show. God Bless Rush, his family, friends and the United States of America.
Beverly Grush
March 2, 2021
Our Love for the Great Rushbo Will NEVER Cease! From Dan's Bake Sale to attending two television show tapings, to Patsy's in NYC to Bananas Foster from Brennan's in New Orleans, to being the editor of the Orange County California Rush newsletter to attending several Rush Rooms in Newport Beach, I am in wordless grief. We miss you terribly and always will!
Caroline Strasser
Family
March 2, 2021
Rush Limbaugh, a true Patriot, leaves a chasm of loss for millions of us in the US and even the world. Our family had listened to him since his days in Sacramento...my parents and all my siblings...and we will sorely miss his daily broadcast, especially in the political seasons when his unique knowledge, instincts, and talent would guide us thru those seasons. Outside of those seasons, his enthusiasm for the United States, his knowledge of history, his unique delivery, kept us all glued to the radio every weekday. He was often the subject of many family conversations...and we always enjoyed the shows with great interest and laughter. Our days were better, the sun shone brighter, after every show. Rush will be sorely missed in our family. Our hearts and love go out to Katherine and all of Rush's family as your loss must be so unbearable. We thank God today for the life of Rush Limbaugh and all he did for us.
Debbie Nicoletti
Student
March 2, 2021
I was and will always be one of Rush's best friends that he never met.
Douglas MacIndoe
Friend
March 2, 2021
My world is more drab and much poorer without your wisdom. God bless.
Patricia Hammett
Student
March 2, 2021
I miss listening to your show. I miss you . I'm very sad about your passing
Anna Rafferty
March 2, 2021
Greatest man in radio. Can't replace him.
Laura Sandifer
Acquaintance
March 2, 2021
Truly miss this wonderful man.....our Rush......Buffalo NY sends our love........and heartfelt sympathy to his family.......
Barb Brader
Friend
March 2, 2021
Thank you for the great Patriot you were to the World and the knowledge of our government you shared and reinforced everyday you were behind the Golden microphone. RIP
Katherine Decker
Student
March 2, 2021
Dearest Rush and Family,
You are going to be greatly missed, Our hearts are broken.
Your gone but not forgotten. You'll be always live on.
Whenever I STAND for the Anthem I'll think of you and how you STOOD for America.
Whenever I say the Pledge of Allegiance I'll think of you and your love for our Country.
Whenever I see a Flag Flying high I'll think of you and how much you respected our Country.

A special gift given back to God
Thank you for all that you did for us and Our Country.

Love, And God Bless
Tracy and Chris

Tracy Kriel
Friend
March 2, 2021
I have never mourned for anyone as much as I have for you, Rush. Thank you, God, for your blessings in bringing Rush into so many lives in order to serve You better. Rush, thank you for your undying love of country and patriotic contributions to human kind in securing the understanding of liberty and duty. No one is as worthy as you to pick up the mantle you recently laid down, but, like so many others, I will do my very best to do my part in God’s service of continuing on the path you blazed in order to education the future generations of the meaning of the United States, divinely inspired, Constitution and the God given rights it is to safeguard.

I will never forget you, Rush!

Rest In Peace and may God continue to bless your family and friends as we await to join you.


William & Rhonda Arledge
Friend
March 2, 2021
After the News of your passing my wife sent me a text that said "I'm sorry your friend died" - even though I had never met you I considered you a friend. I spent many hours behind the wheel of a car listening to you. You were able to articulate my thoughts and beliefs in a way I never could. I will miss you .
Dave Miller
Friend
March 2, 2021
Thank you Mr. Limbaugh for all you have done and given of yourself for America's dream of Freedom. There are just no words for how much you will always be loved and missed. To say rest in peace is so contrary since you were always to busy just to sit still, but the sentiment is there. We know you're in Heaven so here's hoping you are spending lots of time with loved ones & maybe even playing golf with the Greats & those you love and admire. You will be honored forever among Conservatives and that love and honor will drive the Left nuts! There are many tears of love, God Bless you and your Family. Mega Dittos dear Friend.
Torri Bailey
Friend
March 2, 2021

Forever in my heart. I will miss you Rush.
March 2, 2021
you were a best friend i never met......you are greatly missed....God Bless you and your family
carolyn watson
Friend
March 2, 2021
Rush will be missed daily. 11am Texas time, was an important time of day for me. I’m disabled, and looked forward to hearing Rush everyday. My deepest condolences to the Limbaugh family. We will all miss him beyond measure.
Catherine, thank you for sharing yourself with all of us during this difficult time. May God keep you in his loving arms always. We can rejoice in knowing, Rush walks with God today.
Machelle Hutchins. Temple, Texas.
Machelle Hutchins
Friend
March 2, 2021
Prayers for peace for the family, see you soon brother. Miss you so much already.
Laura Meeks
Family
March 2, 2021
You changed my life and I will miss you so very much. I will miss hearing your trusting and comforting voice that I looked forward to every day. RIP Rush Limbaugh. Good speed.
Lucy Marler
Friend
March 2, 2021
Miss you teach. Rest easy.
Shane Kiesewetter
Student
March 2, 2021
There really are no words. Just lost without him. Praying for his family.
Signed Student of Rush for 33 years
Cyndi Helms
Student
March 2, 2021
Thank you and we will miss you brother!
John McConaghy
Friend
March 2, 2021
Love you forever Rush! You are SO missed. I'll never forget your wisdom and humility. You were a beacon of hope for all of us. I'll always consider you a dear friend even though we never met in this life. Maybe in the next! Wish you were still with us. RIP my friend Rush.
Joan Collins
March 2, 2021
I was sitting in my semi truck while making a delivery. Barack Obama was president 2009, and I didn't like what he was doing. I turned my radio and heard this voice and wondered who was this man make complete sense to me and when I heard that it was Rush, I understood. Have listened ever since, he started my journey to conservatism. My brother in law has listened to Rush ever since he came on the radio. Personally I just want to thank you for waking up a nation. Now you are a angel warrior with our Father in heaven. 7 You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to you on that day—and not only to you, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Timothy 4:7-8. Sincerely Thank you.
Jeanne Raney
Friend
March 2, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 2, 2021
He was my stalwart hero for 30 years--I loved him like a younger brother--and got an education that money could not buy.
patricia (Mrs. Frank) Albury
Friend
March 2, 2021
Godspeed God's warrior!
Greg Thweatt
Father
March 2, 2021
Listening to you right now, Rush! Thanks for the memories and your life's contribution to America!
Robert Wells
Acquaintance
March 2, 2021
Going to miss hearing you every day. Listened from the beginning. Sincerest sympathy to your family. You are already missed.
Rick and Mary Lou Menken
Friend
March 2, 2021
Rush you taught me so much. Loved your wit, knowledge and patriotism for our country. You were a man above all. I will miss you beyond measure and talk radio will never be the same. No one can replace you. You will be missed but I know you are in a better place. God Bless you Rush.
Cindy Schwartz
Friend
March 1, 2021
You will be missed . You were my go to man every day from noon to 3. You left a big foot print on America. Bless you Rush.
diana TAIT
Friend
March 1, 2021
You shall be greatly missed. My God bless you and watch over your family!
Billy Rhoda
Acquaintance
March 1, 2021
Rush told me what I always thought thank you my man
March 1, 2021
My hero
Patrick Johnson
Friend
March 1, 2021
After my son, Jack, died, I heard a lesson on grief that taught that I should not think, "If only Jack hadn't gone to Iraq." God gave Jack a certain number of days and hours of life, and Jack helped so many Soldiers, friends and people, always giving of his talents and love to them. He lived exactly the number of days he had been given, and he knew that no matter where on Earth he resided, he would have no more than what God had given him. Ten years after his death in 2011, he still gets greetings and letters on his Facebook page, so I have never closed it. His friends need to send messages to him.
Your beloved Rush gave of himself every day to his devoted audiences, and he knew we all loved him and cherished our times listening to him. God shared him with us for only the correct number of days and hours. Now, Rush is "repurposed" in his Heavenly home. We praise God for loaning him to us, and for giving him Kathryn to love.
Charlotte Callison
Friend
March 1, 2021
We love you Rush!
Robert Hisle
Student
March 1, 2021
Rush.....irreplaceable, unforgettable, undeniably the Greatest of All Time...forever missed by so many...May EIB live in perpetuity as a beacon for generations to come...May God give Kathryn, the family, and Rush's staff strength and continued hope in the days ahead...
Carolyn Gentry
Friend
March 1, 2021
We love ya Rush. You were and will always be the greatest.
Jim McKinnon
March 1, 2021
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Katherine, The rest of the Family and friends, his audience and pupils of the conservative and constitutional republicans.
May you find comfort and peace in your times of sorrow and loss.
Wish I could do more.
S J
Neighbor
March 1, 2021
It was such a blessing to hear your voice for 30 years, your wisdom, your wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude. You were an inspiration up until your last breath on earth and I look forward to meeting you one glorious day in heaven. Much love from a Rush Baby in Georgia!
Kaitlin M.
March 1, 2021
Thank you so much for all that you did to help make the world a better place to live with the help of your incredible sense of justice and gifted ability to communicate.
Joseph DeFina
Student
March 1, 2021
My family loves you and will remain in our hearts God Bless the Rush family.
Jorge &Irma Collazo
Jorge Collazo
Student
March 1, 2021
Losing you was like losing my own father. Love you Rush.
Michael Falance
Friend
March 1, 2021
I listened to you for 30 yrs.
Your the only hero of mine I wished I had met.
Gods speed
Jason Green
Friend
March 1, 2021
Thank you for your unwavering inspiration and patriotism. Never forgotten and forever missed.
Stacey Griffin
Friend
March 1, 2021
A truer friend doesn't exist. Enjoyed listening to the paper crackling and desk tapping since 1989.
Ditto Rush, you're gonna love the view from up there.
Jim Hilton
Friend
March 1, 2021
Thank you Lord for this wonderful man’s life! I feel like he was a great friend whom I never got to meet. He was my hero and a great patriot! Listened to him almost daily since Aug. 2nd, 1988.
Rod Yetter
Friend
March 1, 2021
I loved Rush like the sister he never had, the dear friend he never meant. I looked forward to hearing him everyday since 1988. Words cannot express the sadness... we will Miss his true commentary and humor on the events of the day. Love... thoughts... prayers...to his family as they deal with this loss for them... Heavens gain. ❤
Angela May
Friend
March 1, 2021
Rush, you were like a father to me, and a friend when I had no one else. I will miss you for the rest of my life. Until we meet again, God Bless you, adios.
Martha Llaneras
Friend
March 1, 2021
Thank you Rush, for the leadership and inspiration you provided to me, and to our Nation. Your words will ring true for generations, and your message will be the anchor for the continuing success of our great Nation. God Bless the entire Limbaugh Family.
Todd Vlasak
Student
March 1, 2021
Thank you for being the person of great integrity you were. It was a true honor to hear you speak. God bless you always. Rest peacefully.
Lona & Frank Eraca
March 1, 2021
He did so much, for so many years. We'll never have another like him. And we need him so now! We were s very happy when he found Catherine and had some private life. My kids were too old for their American history series, but that may be his greatest legacy for the generations to come. Lynn and Lenny Bloom
Lynn Bloom
Student
March 1, 2021
The most influential man of my life. Rush was like the big brother I never had. God speed Rush, miss you forever.
Melanie Schroeder
March 1, 2021
No one can replace this icon and that is still an understatement. I will miss my daily education and entertainment so very much. I have listened to Rush since he debuted in Detroit in the late 1980s. As I relocated he went with me. Now retired I have listened as always. What he has taught me and us will live on. I pray his wife and family find peace in these most difficult times.
Robert Urquhart
Friend
March 1, 2021
Our Prayers for the family that will miss the strength of a wonderful, patriotic, and kind man. We will. miss Rush everyday of the rest of our lives as he was our friend and gave us hope in this crazy world. Take care Kathryn. Love you all. Karen & Bob
Karen Henry
Friend
March 1, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ofelia Bridges
March 1, 2021
For 33+ years Rush carried the Conservative message without a moment's fainting. Rush's memory alone will carry that message forward for another hundred years.

—A fellow Caravelle owner
Stephen Haven
Classmate
March 1, 2021
Rush, others have said it...you’re the best friend I never met♥!
John F White
Friend
March 1, 2021
The very best conservative radio host in History who can never be replaced. I believer Rush Limbaugh was like John the Baptist in the Bible, trying to alert and teach true conservatism and what lies ahead. Thank you always Mr. Limbaugh, the leader of conservative studies.
Brenda Sheetz
February 28, 2021
I am a true definition of a Rush baby. Rush and my father are my two most influential men in my life. I am a 22 year career firefighter and hard to make me break down but I couldn't help but cry the day I found out that Rush had cancer and again the day his wonder wife came in the radio and said he was gone. Rush is a mind and a voice that was a true gift from God. Thank you so much Rush for being the light this country needed for so long. We will take it from here. Love you Rush!!!!!
John Nalley
Friend
February 28, 2021
Rush, you will forever be a loveable little fuzzball in my heart. Miss you.
Laurie Wotipka
February 28, 2021
The man the myth the legend..mega dittos..his voice will be so missed..but never forgotten..God bless Rush..
Mark Kirchmeyer
February 28, 2021
More than anyone else in my life, Rush helped to shape my political philosophy and taught me how to remain optimistic even in the most trying times. His wit, wisdom, sense of humor and outlook on life will forever influence millions of people throughout the world. I never met him but felt as though I knew him as my friend. He will always remain on my mind and in my heart. God Bless.
William Traynor
Friend
February 28, 2021
There will only be one Rush and the world will be less informed in days ahead in his absence. Our hearts hurt for Katherine and the rest of his family. We hurt for the nation’s loss of a rare man. Thanks for what you did to keep us together and make us feel like one of a huge family. We love you and will see you again someday.
Michael Sherwood
Friend
February 28, 2021
I miss you Rush. My dad got me to listen to your show about 15 years ago, and I felt incomplete if I missed your show live.
I’m hoping that since my dad was a big fan, that maybe he’ll get a chance to meet you in heaven. My dad arrived in heaven about 6 years ago. Take care Rush.
Tom McMahon
February 28, 2021
I have loved Rush since TV in 88-89. Thank you so much for all of your years of service to our country and our cause. We will continue to pray for your family and loved ones. You were truly “on loan by God”
Robert Rodkey
Friend
February 28, 2021
Rush, whenever I was feeling down I would tune into your program for your inspiration and you would always calm my spirit. I loved you my brother and will miss you until we meet together in heaven. My heart tells me you are there with Jesus. Thanks for everything you’ve done for our blessed country. RIP
George Baber
Friend
February 28, 2021
My husband and I are missing you so much. There will never be another RUSH. Thank you for all your advice over the years. You were a special man. No one can replace you!
Sharon Collins
Friend
February 28, 2021
We love you Rush. I am sad that my daughter only had 10 years to listen to you in the background.
Christopher McNeill
Acquaintance
February 28, 2021
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Rush Limbaugh. May the peace of God be with you and may he comfort you during this time of great pain and sorrow.
JB
Neighbor
February 28, 2021
Thankyou for putting America first and constantly educating my husband.
Palmquist
February 28, 2021
Miss you
Rest in peace
Debbie Westbrook
Acquaintance
February 28, 2021
im crying as i write this,thank u sir for bein americas real anchorman.gettin over rush withdrawals aint easy but like yall said it aint easy.R I P my brother in the LORD
charlie bryant
Friend
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