Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest Wednesday in a private ceremony at a St. Louis, Missouri cemetery. A photo released by the Limbaugh family shows Limbaugh’s flag-draped coffin attended by a Marine honor guard.
A statement accompanying the photo said celebrations of Rush’s life would be held in Cape Girardeau and virtually. Limbaugh passed away on February 17 at age 70 a little over a year after being diagnosed with lung cancer. His last broadcast was on February 2.
Excerpts from local media reports. KMOV-TV:
Limbaugh, who was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1951, died at the age of 70 on Feb. 17, 2021 after a battle with lung cancer. Sources told News 4 he was laid to rest Wednesday at the Bellefontaine Cemetery at 4947 West Florissant Avenue in north St. Louis.
Bellefontaine Cemetery was established in 1849 and has over 87,000 graves on its 314 acres. Many soldiers from the American Civil War along with local and state politicians have been buried at the cemetery alongside notable figures such as Adolphus Busch and William Clark.
“Sources say the north St. Louis cemetery was closed to the public for several hours Wednesday, as an estimated 40 family members and dignitaries had to clear security before being allowed through the gates.”
For the time being, the Rush Limbaugh Show continues broadcasting with guest hosts with best of Rush segments interspersed. Rush’s widow Kathryn spoke to listeners and took their questions during the show on Monday.
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