Rush Limbaugh, the media icon who spent decades behind as a radio host discussing politics, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 following a brief battle with lung cancer, according to his family.

Kathryn Limbaugh, Rush's wife, made the announcement on his radio show.

Limbaugh was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in January of 2020. Days later, President Trump awarded the media icon the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Limbaugh's radio show, "The Rush Limbaugh Show," first aired in 1988. The show quickly grew and began to air on more than 600 radio stations, according to information obtained from the show's website.

Limbaugh is survived by his wife, Kathryn.