Rush Limbaugh
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 by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 17, 2021.
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Rush I’ve enjoyed many years of enlightenment when hearing your daily broadcasts. You will be missed greatly, you already are.
Janie Axelson
February 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss I enjoyed the many years of listening to Rush may he be a peace and know he is loved Kenn
Kenn Skillings
Friend
February 24, 2021
I love you and your family rush! God bless you all!
Riley Caldwell
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush, you changed my life for the better. You will be missed by millions of people. We will continue the fight and your legacy will live on. RIP Brave Man
Debbie James
Friend
February 24, 2021
You are & will be missed. Thank you
Fred & Paula Klumpp
February 24, 2021
We search for reasons everywhere, though in our hearts we do not dare, question God's plan at any turn. No matter how very much we yearn for answers to our prayers. We know how much He cares.
Revilla Hegwood
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
A true intellectual genius, patriot and the voice of reason who is sorely Missed! Listened to Rush for over 30 years and I thank God for every single day! My deepest condolences to Katherine and the Limbaugh family!
Milo Geving
February 24, 2021
Already I miss your voice. You were an entertainer, a teacher, a councilor. Empty airways and emptiness in conservative leadership and emptiness in my heart echo these times. My condolences to Rush’s family.
Christy Pogue
Student
February 24, 2021
Rush was my great awakening to let me know I’m conservative. Thank you Rush for the 22 years I listened to you. The Hultquist family loves you and will miss you!!!
Bruce Hultquist
Friend
February 24, 2021
I still can't believe Rush is gone. He was an anchor in this storm called life. His speech at CPAC in 2009 proved what a visionary he was and so prophetic. Unfortunately, so much of what he said is coming to pass. How are we going to wade through all the fear and confusion without his guidance? My sister says to just keep praying, and I do. But I miss Rush's voice and his wisdom. It is so hard getting over his loss.

Godspeed buddy! Rest in Heaven and thank you!
Amy Vander Kelen
February 24, 2021
You will be missed
Charles Kramer
February 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful man, who was never afraid to say what he thought. Radio will never be the same.
Barbara Jacobs
February 24, 2021
THE MAN FROM CAPE GIRARDEAU
by Dave Backs, 2-19-21

“God save us from do-gooders.” Mark Twain

For some he was a Father, for others, a Grandfather,
But he was a wise voice when “the big three” was all there was,
Take the complicated and make it a simple line,
He was the Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, the Will Rogers, the sage of our time.

For over 30 years, I listened to that voice,
Came to regard him as a wise Uncle,
As I would travel from one appointment to the next,
Part of my family.

I loved his humour: “Talent on loan from God!”
That “harmless little fuzzball,”
“With one arm tied behind my back, just to make it fair!”
You could hear the wink in his voice, it really wasn’t fair.

For some he was a Father, for others, a Grandfather,
But he was a wise voice when “the big three” was all there was,
Take the complicated and make it a simple line,
He was the Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, the Will Rogers, the sage of our time.

Above it all, I knew he loved this nation,
And all the people in it,
He marveled at “ordinary people doing extraordinary things,”
That our Founding Documents made us unique, an exceptional thing.

Our Constitution that established not only “the separation of power;”
But took the best elements of democracy, executive and judicial,
Our “Bill of Rights” which no government could reduce; had not the power,
All explained in our Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers.

For some he was a Father, for others, a Grandfather,
But he was a wise voice when “the big three” was all there was,
Take the complicated and make it a simple line,
He was the Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, the Will Rogers, the sage of our time.

He believed that America, our “nation of mutts,” was “exceptional,”
Our values, brought from every nation in the world,
Above all, that our Rights were from God not man,
Rarely talked religion, I know he believed the words written in red.


Though worth half a billion,
He’d always go home during the Holidays,
Never lost that touch with the land and her people,
He was family you see, it’s really just that simple.

For some he was a Father, for others, a Grandfather,
But he was a wise voice when “the big three” was all there was,
Take the complicated and make it a simple line,
He was the Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, Will Rogers, the sage of our time.
David Backs
February 24, 2021
Rush- What a privilege it was being in your class for advanced conservative studies! I will forever miss your beautiful voice, your humor, and your calming presence. You were our fearless leader, a port in a storm, and our hearts are heavy without you. Rest in Peace.

Karen Stout
Student
February 24, 2021
I am still listening. After almost 30 years , I am still listening. Thank you
Cathy Davis
February 24, 2021
He always spoke the truth. I enjoyed hearing his opinion every time I had the chance to listen to him. He will be sorely missed!
Sara Rooker
February 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to Rush's wife and family
God bless you with the comfort of His Spirit on Mr Limbaugh's passing. America has lost a loved man . We are thinking of you and mourn with you.
Pamela Badger
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
Rush you have been apart of my life for 30 years, God bless, you will be missed
Chuck Albrand
February 24, 2021
Thank you sir! -from Lone Jack, Missouri
Chris Sander
Friend
February 24, 2021
We have lost another trusted anchor in our lives for truth, conservatism, optimism and humor through it all. Thank you Rush, I can’t really express it, but you were a friend and trusted and frequently made me laugh. Rest In Peace and my condolences to your family!
February 24, 2021
Thank you for the memories Rush! Loved you like a Brother and You can never be replaced! My heart is empty! God Speed and see you on the other side!
Marti Robertson
Student
February 24, 2021
Missing Rush so much. He had a brilliant, passionate voice that millions listened to everyday. My prayers go out to his loved ones. Cant wait to meet you in heaven Rush.
Denise Beintker
Student
February 24, 2021
You saved America. Will never be forgotten
scott farish
Friend
February 24, 2021
You didn’t leave a void. You left a black hole. What are we going to do without you???! Life will NEVER be the same. NEVER.
Laney Lee
Friend
February 24, 2021
I love you, Rush. Thank you for being the shining light and speaking the truth. You will live on in millions of hearts.
Marcia Newcomb
Student
February 24, 2021
WE LOVE YOU. RIP
February 24, 2021
As I scroll through the Guest book and read the nice comments, I can almost recognize the names as they were callers on open line Friday, the daily show coming on at 12 with that music tune will be forever remembered. I always made sure that I was available for the opening program time. His wisdom and drive for success were just remarkable, his passing has really taken the winds out of my sails. Godspeed!
J Ferguson
Friend
February 24, 2021
I just want to thank you Rush for all you did in protecting our freedom. You will be missed by millions, including me and my family.
Christian Praska
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush thank you for 30 years of helping us to better understand politics and world events, we are left with a 3 hour void in our lives.
Richard and Geri Hnat
February 24, 2021
It's been a week. I'm glad your show is continuing; it's comforting to hear your voice. Thank you Rush.
Jamie Hartwell
Friend
February 24, 2021
I chose student as ‘relationship’. Because of Rush i gained a world of knowledge. What an awesome child of God! What a legacy he’s left behind! No one can ever fill those shoes!
Rush is whole and healed and in the presence of our Lord and Saviour. One day soon we will all be together!
josie tucker
Student
February 24, 2021
Everyday I tuned in to hear Rush Limbaugh and his thoughts on everything. He had an unbelievable vocabulary . You will be dearly missed, Sir. You were a friend I never got the chance to meet.
Diane King
Friend
February 24, 2021
R.I.P. Rush! Hoping you can guide us from above now. You inspired me to be a better human. Forever grateful .
Ryan McPeak
Student
February 24, 2021
Thank you Rush for being a wonderful inspiration to me and many. I loved you from the beginning in 1988. God bless you.
Mary Anne Barothy
Friend
February 24, 2021
My son has listened to Rush for 15 years everyday!! When he heard about Rush he just sobbed. He said it was like loosing a second dad. He truly loved Rush Limbaugh!! [email protected] thank you for everything he gave and did for us!! Bless you all!!!
Rex MOORE
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush, I will see you in heaven; I look forward to hanging out with you for all of eternity! Thanks for all the wonderful years here on earth, you are truly be missed.
Mike Lane
February 24, 2021
Will so miss you!!!
February 24, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was not a voice for the 'right' of the political spectrum. Rush was a voice for reason in a world run by leftists. Rush was an American patriot. American conservatism is truly the center of the political spectrum. Nobody understood that more than Rush Limbaugh. Rest in beautiful peace, Rush. You will never, ever be forgotten.
Adam Kopsch
Friend
February 24, 2021
RIP Patriot Warrior
Craig Swanberg
Friend
February 24, 2021
Wish we could have cloned you. At peace knowing that you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. See you on the other side.
Portia Hobbs
February 24, 2021
Rush, your words of wisdom and amazing wit actually made me look forward to going to work, where I listened to you booming loud during the inauguration of President Trump, when I was not allowed to watch it. I hear your voice still all the time, we all miss you, and may your voice of excellence live on for eternity
John Fenton
February 24, 2021
I am at a loss of words. Millions have lost “TALENT ON LOAN FROM GOD.” Every day I would pick my granddaughter up from school, and Laila would say “Oma, God is talking” . My grandchildren are young and can’t listen to a voice of reason anymore. Millions are devastated, this is our selfishness, but we are happy you are out of your suffering. Katherine, we don’t have much, but you are always welcome at our house, if you just need a change. Thank you and your family to have the intelligence of our El Rushbo. Wel so love you Rush

The Javid Family in Jeffersonville, IN
Margie Javid
February 24, 2021
Thank you for giving a voice to We the People.
T. Sloboda
Friend
February 24, 2021
Thank you, Rush, for carrying the torch for Conservativism for so long. Your voice was a guiding light and a beacon of hope to millions.
Hazel Cornell
Friend
February 24, 2021
I listened to Rush for 30 years and I loved him.
Nancy Costa
February 24, 2021
I loved this man. He was an awesome patriot. Listened for many years.
Timothy Hanks
February 24, 2021
For 32 years, I've been a fan. RIP
Pete Jenkins
February 24, 2021
Love and miss you Rush. Thanks for everything.
Mega dittos.
Peter Rossetti
Friend
February 24, 2021
Would you know my name, if I saw you in Heaven? Mega Dittos
Edwin Chancellor
Friend
February 24, 2021
Thank you for opening the dictionary and going to war for us. May God comfort your family and friends with His presence.
David Halk
Friend
February 24, 2021
Dear Rush, how we will miss you. You’ve been part of our daily life for decades!
Bless you and your family!
kathleen edwards
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush you were the best
We miss you a lot
Mark Curby
Friend
February 24, 2021
Thank you for changing my life for the better. We love you and you are truly missed. Prayers for your family and us.
February 24, 2021
I am praying for the family. He was a great teacher. I learned so much from Rush.
Lola Saunders
February 24, 2021
Such a huge lose, we need him more than ever.
Mary Carey
Friend
February 24, 2021
It feels like a personal loss, listen to Rush everyday for 21 years! When my father passed away, for the first year I would go to the grave site during lunch and listen to Rush, he had listened to him also, never know how someone's life impacts another. Prayers for family and friends!
Pamela McMillen
Friend
February 24, 2021
RUSH WAS INDEED ON LOAN FROM GOD. HE IS NOW WITH JESUS. HE AND PAUL HARVEY WERE 2 GREAT SPOKESMEN FOR AMERICANS. MISS HIM
LINDA Nash
February 24, 2021
Rush represented what it meant to actually (1) believe in "Excellence in Broadcasting" and (2) he NEVER WAIVERED...something that cannot be said about most broadcasters today. I for one will definitely miss the "EIB" intro music filling my truck as I look forward to yet another exciting, passionate Rush Limbaugh show. He was an INCREDIBLE human and an incredibly passionate broadcaster. Prayers for his wife and his entire family. He is already missed. :( Still can't believe it...I never really thought about there not being a Rush Limbaugh. So incredibly sad.
Billy Hodges
Neighbor
February 24, 2021
I feel blessed to have met Rush once. He was most gracious. He leaves a big empty spot in the media. Condolences to the family.
Stacy Woldie
February 24, 2021
Long time listener, over 30 years, Rush changed my life and solidified my way of thinking as a conservative!
Tom Hevey
February 24, 2021
Amazing man. Got a real education from this iconic individual. Listened from the beginning of his show. We are so fortunate to have had the exposure to conservative ideas. God grant you peace and blessings.
Nancy Barnwell
February 24, 2021
Rush really did become a friend as I listened to him every day on the radio. He stood for truth and I loved his spunk and conservative attitude. He was not afraid to speak up. I will miss him tremendously, but know that he is with his Lord with no more suffering. I will see him some day again. I have been praying for you, Katherine and your entire family during this difficult time.
Cynthia Beardshear
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush, thank you for being my voice of reason during my younger years. I would listen to you while I was a stay at home mom. You explained issues in a way that would make me think for myself. No longer on loan from God, He has you in is kingdom now. In life and in death, you will always be sublime.
Cathy Francone
February 24, 2021
My heart broke when I heard from his wife on the radio that he had passed away. I will miss him, his wit, his intelligence and ability to see through the muck in politics and life. But I rejoice that he is with the Lord Jesus Christ. A great American and Patriot.
Christy
February 24, 2021
A great loss to this country!
Karen Testa
February 24, 2021
Always enjoyed listening to you. Tou will be missed. K.C.S. Cincinnati OH.
Kent Storer
Friend
February 24, 2021
As a first generation Mexican immigrant, I remember when I first listened to Rush. To this day, I vividly remember exactly what I was doing. He has been without a doubt my teacher and mentor and his impact in my life has been like no other from anyone else I have known in my 60 years of age. My heart aches such much for his unexpected departure and now we have a void that no one can ever fill. I believe he has impacted hundreds of millions of people around the world like no other human has in centuries and his words will continue to impact generations to come. Thank you Lord for lending us such an unbelievable human being the years that we had him. Ramiro Alcala
Ramiro Alcala
Friend
February 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rush was a true American Patriot. He will be missed extremely. RIP Rush ❤
Angie Moran
Friend
February 24, 2021
Great American...
Steve
Friend
February 24, 2021
A great American Patriot, REST IN PEACE sir !
February 24, 2021
Russ you will truly be missed. You were the truth in darkness of Washington. When you passed to be with Jesus I lost not only my brother but a true patriot. God bless you for eternity!
Angela Gillette
Friend
February 24, 2021
I’m so sorry for his loss...May he rest high on that mountain..God bless his family and friends.
Denise Summerville
Friend
February 24, 2021
I miss hearing Rush's voice. I want to send prayers to Kathryn and the rest of the Limbaugh family..
John Dixon
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush, you did so much for every American by revealing the truth. Your voice goes on in every patriot that you impacted.ove and miss you so much!
Debbie Sherrill
February 24, 2021
Cheers to a true American patriot, fighter for the truth, believer in Christ. You will be missed.
Mark Pendergrass
Friend
February 24, 2021
I began delivering a rural mail route in 1989 full time and I found Rush on the Radio. I listened to him daily from that point and told others about him. Rush taught me about conservatism, love of our country & about Politics. I will be forever grateful to God for sharing him with Us. May God’s grace and comfort pour out on his family, coworkers, friends & all who listened and loved Rush. Brenda Gunter retired USPS
Brenda Gunter
Friend
February 24, 2021
I am not able to attend his funeral. But I do approve of it.
Robert Locascio
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
We miss you dearly Rush ,rest in peace my friend .
John and Mary Fulks
February 24, 2021
Rush was andvwill always be the excellence in talk radio!
Your legacy will last forever!
Jack Koonce
February 24, 2021
My dog, Scotty, had to go to the Rainbow Bridge on Jan 13th. I said to my friends that God beamed Scotty up to the Rainbow Bridge. Was Rush a Star trek fan? Maybe he whispered "beam me up Scotty", and my Scotty dog was there for him.
CLAIRE GAMBAO-ZUHLKE
February 24, 2021
Thank you for all you did.
Kelly Mattingly
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush was and is to talk radio what Elvis was and is to rock and roll
Jack Koonce
February 24, 2021
Rush was a Great man! An Easy man to listen to and understand. He had a heart of gold for people in need.
He is already missed. I miss hearing him live. God Bless and comfort his family and friends at this time.
Gary and Donita Hardin
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
We love you Rush. You are missed so very much and will stay in out hearts and minds forever. We will continue to fight for America.
April Mavrogeorge
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rest in Paradise El Rushbo, you changed my life in so many ways, we'll never forget
Rick Sanders
Friend
February 24, 2021
You left a mark, now rest quietly.
bababooey bababooey
Neighbor
February 24, 2021
I learned so much listening to Mr. Limbaugh. My father introduced me to him and I have continued listening since 1988. God bless you Rush. You were simply the best.
Ann Roman
February 24, 2021
What a light you were to us for 32 years. We'll see you in heaven.
Ilo Olson
Friend
February 24, 2021
Always looked forward to hearing your show everyday at 11am you will sorely be missed. Know you are having a great conversation with are father in heaven. Rest In Peace my good friend.
Jerry Evans
Friend
February 24, 2021
Listen to him everyday.he was a great positive influence for our freedom, in our free country.
Larry Field
February 24, 2021
Will miss him tremendously. Will be lost without him for awhile. He is irreplaceable!
Wanda Field
February 24, 2021
John Neal
February 24, 2021
Ronald Hofmann
Student
February 24, 2021
A great loss for the American people. We will always remember him as speaking the truth and keeping all of us informed. Prayers for the family.
Linda and David Davis
February 24, 2021
I began listening to Rush after a friend 30 so years ago in my High School government class said “ hey everybody listen to Rush Limbaugh he’s awesome “ I did an was hook from that day on.. thank you Rush for the Truth and the laughs
Robert Boone
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush, as you routinely stated: "You were born to talk, I was born to listen". And for over 30 years, I was just fine with that....
Robert Frase
Friend
February 24, 2021
I don't have the words to say about a great man ive listen to for nearly 30 years, except we will miss you very, very much!!!
John Deubelbiss
Friend
February 24, 2021
Rush was a great American. I can never remember being legitimately sad when a celebrity died. My 10 year old boy would listen to him with me too & whenever we would get in the car he would ask “is rush on?”

I felt like I knew him. He will be missed.
John Yacup
Grandparent
February 24, 2021
Rush you were a true warrior of God , you will be missed. Praying for the family... God Bless you all.
Yolanda Coda
February 24, 2021
Rush served as a father figure for me. I began listening to him as a freshman in High School back in 1992 and have listened daily ever since. He taught me so much about how to live a decent and good life, with humility, humor and heart. May God bless him and his family.
Robert Scruggs, II
Student
February 24, 2021