'Greatest radio host of all time': Rush Limbaugh's widow Kathryn CONFIRMS death certificate rumor
Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh's wife Kathryn confirmed the "greatest" rumor about his death certificate -- and it was something he knew his fans would love.
Kathryn Adams Limbaugh joined right-wing commentator Glenn Beck's radio show on Tuesday, October 25, to reflect on her husband's life and legacy. She said she believes his greatest virtues were that "he was so humble. He had the biggest heart. He was so sincere, [and] he never forgot the little guy." Meanwhile, she also confirmed how Rush delivered one last jab at media pundits who hated his success, before he died in February 2021 at age 70.
Glenn, 58, asked Kathryn, 45, if the rumors about Rush's death certificate were true -- whether his final official document actually listed his occupation as the "greatest radio host of all time." Kathryn laughed as she responded, "Yes. We have to be on brand at all times. Very important ... it was a way to tweak the media as a final goodbye from Rush, which we know he certainly would have loved."
Kathryn Limbaugh confirms to me that yes, Rush Limbaugh's death certificate actually lists his occupation as "Radio's Greatest of All Time": "It was a way to tweak the media as a final goodbye from Rush." pic.twitter.com/qzhxSinLDZ— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) October 25, 2022
Kathryn, an event organizer who is a direct descendant of Founding Father John Adams, is said to have met Rush in 2004 at a charity golf tournament. They reconnected shortly after the talk radio host divorced his third wife, Marta Fitzgerald, that same year, according to The Sun.
During their conversation on Tuesday, Glenn also touched on Elton John famously performing at the couple’s 2010 wedding. He asked Kathryn if the British singer and composer knew she was marrying Rush. "He did!" Kathryn responded. "And this may be breaking news, but I believe that Sir Elton John and Rush are actually very, very similar. They had quite a similar demeanor off of their performance personality. I believe that they both were so hard-working, they both were at the top of their game, so to speak, they both loved their audience ... so in many respects, they were very similar."
I asked Kathryn Limbaugh if Elton John KNEW when he played her wedding that she was marrying Rush Limbaugh: "He did! I believe that Sir Elton John and Rush are actually very, very similar." pic.twitter.com/kqm0XRa3y6— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) October 25, 2022
Kathryn has previously spoken about how her late husband would feel about the political climate today. Speaking to Fox News on the first anniversary of his demise, she said Rush would have been disappointed with the status quo. “He would be upset with the United States not being as strong as it has been and should be. I know he would say it’s not time to panic,” she told the outlet in February. Rush's widow felt he would say, “It’s never time to panic. Folks, it’s never, ever going to be time to give up on our country. It’ll never be time to give up on the United States. It’ll never be time to give up on yourself.”
Rush's younger brother also spoke for the late radio host upon his passing. “I have no right to speak for Rush but I’m going to speak for him anyway to the extent of expressing my immense appreciation and awe at his fan’s (your) profound love for him,” he tweeted at the time, adding, “Thank you. I knew he was loved, but wow, it is even beyond what I thought. So grateful.”
I have no right to speak for Rush but I’m going to speak for him anyway to the extent of expressing my immense appreciation and awe at his fan’s (your) profound love for him. Thank you. I knew he was loved, but wow, it is even beyond what I thought. So grateful.— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) March 25, 2021
Rush was immortalized by his home state in May 2021, when the Missouri Legislature passed a bill to celebrate “Rush Limbaugh Day” in his honor. The annual celebratory day was set for his birthday, January 12.