Sen. Josh Holley, R-Mo., The famous conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is remembered as the “proud son of Missouri”.

Limbaugh was born and raised in Cape Girardeo, Mo. , Where he graduated high school in 1969 and got his first radio job at KMGO-AM before becoming a household name. Limbo died on Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer.

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Junior Senator Hawley of Missouri said in a statement, “A proud son of Missouri, Rush Limbaugh was voice for voice.” “He Talk radio changed, but more importantly, Rush changed the conversation to forget, and challenged the establishment. “

Sen. Josh Holley, R-Mo., The famous conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is remembered as the "proud son of Missouri".  (Photo by Susan Walsh - Pool / Getty Images)

Sen. Josh Holley, R-Mo., The famous conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is remembered as the “proud son of Missouri”. (Photo by Susan Walsh – Pool / Getty Images)

Hawley said that he and his wife, Erin, are praying for the Limborg family and have honored her legacy.

“He “The first Amendment lived and told the hard truths, which made the aristocracy uncomfortable, but seats were assured for working men and women,” said Holley.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Stated that Limbaugh “is grounded in his Missouri roots.”

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“From her first job at EIB Network as a radio personality in Cape Girardo, Rush Limba changed the way Americans talk on issues,” senior Senator Blunt of Missouri said in a statement.

“He Talk radio resumed and became one of the most powerful conservative voices in our country, but always grounded in its Missouri roots and Midwest values. I, along with millions of people, will miss hearing his unique approach. “

Limborg’s wife Katherine announced Rush’s demise on Wednesday on her radio show. “It is very difficult to lose a loved one, even more so when that dear person is larger than life,” she said. “Rush will be the greatest forever.”

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The radio icon reveals that he had stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal by President Trump in later days. First lady Melania Trump then awarded Limbaugh America’s highest civilian honor in an emotional moment on the heels of her devastating cancer diagnosis.

Granthshala News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.