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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Radio personality Rush Limbaugh sits in the First Lady's box ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivers his third State of the Union to the nation the night before the U.S. Senate is set to vote in his impeachment trial. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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 last February that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. 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.