Hollywood celebrates Rush Limbaugh's death after year-long battle with lung cancer: 'Rot in purgatory'

'Hellboy' and 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Rob Perlman extended his 'deepest sympathies to the poor devil who will no doubt have to spend the rest of eternity with Rush Limbaugh'


                            Hollywood celebrates Rush Limbaugh's death after year-long battle with lung cancer: 'Rot in purgatory'
Many Hollywood celebrities wrote scathing comments after the death of radio host Rush Limbaugh (Getty Images)

Rush Limbaugh, the 70-year-old conservative radio host died on Wednesday, February 17, morning after a long battle with advanced lung cancer. The long-time host of the 'Rush Limbaugh Show' learned he had a 'terminal diagnosis' of Stage IV lung cancer last year in January. His wife Kathryn Limbaugh made the announcement at the beginning of the radio program on February 17. No sooner did that happen, left-wing Hollywood celebrities took to their social media sites to bid farewell to Limbaugh, but they did so in a scathing manner. 

The former host had faced negativity from trolls even last year in October after his recent scans showed "some progression of cancer" and said that he can no longer deny he’s “under a death sentence”. 

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Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh (Getty Images)

From actress Amber Tamblyn who wished Limbaugh to "RIP Rush. Rot In Purgatory,” to her husband, actor David Cross, who declared that “Cancer killed the cancer," the reactions were scathing and varied. 

'Hellboy' and 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Rob Perlman extended his "deepest sympathies to the poor devil who will no doubt have to spend the rest of eternity with Rush Limbaugh." Rosanna Arquette tweeted, “It’s a real shame when someone wasted their lives spewing hate and lies," adding, "What Lonely sad and empty place it must be at the end."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Billy Eichner attends the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

'American Horror Story' and 'Parks and Recreation' actor Billy Eichner tweeted about Limbaugh's "AIDS update", a trending topic shortly after the death of the radio personality. "He was a horrible person," Eichner said, adding, "Honestly Rush would’ve loved all the hate-tweeting about him today. Hate was the BRAND."

Host of 'The Young Turks', Cenk Uygur, stated that “The idea that you say artifically nice things about people after they die is weird,” and that he “never understood the logic of it. Rush Limbaugh was a terrible person while he was alive. He made a living by attacking the powerless. His death does not in anyway change or redeem that,” Uygur added.



 

 

 



 

Limbaugh was a staunch Trump supporter and was by the former president's side till the very end even when many Republicans had abandoned him. 'Star Trek' actor George Takei expressed gratitude that Limbaugh “lived long enough to see Trump defeated by Biden.”



 

Just a week ago, he had missed yet another show in light of his deteriorating condition. Fans and producer of the show James Golden, known as Bo Snerdley, had that time taken to Twitter to pray for his recovery. 

Actor John Cusack attends the Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil at Holt Renfrew during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images)

While many social media users were shocked at these tweets, some of them, presumably Limbaugh fans and/ or Trump supporters, took it upon themselves to bring it to attention that one doesn't speak ill of the dead. To them, John Cusack had to say, "Never speak ill of the dead - the poet tell us - but the truth demands the recognition of some facts - besides Murdock - there has been no more destructive a practitioner of the big lie for profit in US history -" he wrote on Twitter. 



 

Limbaugh was often accused of blatantly spreading hate and lies. Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport shared an image of a caricature of Limbaugh surrounded by a list of most of his offensive statements. "Piece of s*** #Rush" the tweet read. Borat director Larry Charles said, "Another white man propagating hate and lies", tweeting, "Rush Limbaugh is dead. #Rush #Dead #Matter".



 

 



 

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