NOVI, MI - MAY 3: Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday. He was 70 years old.

Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer, according to The New York Post.

Limbaugh’s death at age 70 was announced Wednesday on his radio program, by his wife Kathryn. According to Fox News, she said, “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.” Fox News wrote, “Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since The Rush Limbaugh Show began in 1988.”

Limbaugh announced on his show last February, that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. His show has been on WGAC for 30 years.  According to The Daily News, the right-wing host was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Feb. 4, one day after he announced his diagnosis.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.