Even in death, it seems, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is capable of boasting.
Rush, a polarizing media figure with an affection for superlative-laced self-promotion, died last month at age 70 of complications related to lung cancer.
And as TMZ reported on Sunday, March 7, the final, official word on his life states that he was the "G.O.A.T." of radio.
The webloid published a PDF of the death certificate for Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, which shows his "occupation/industry" has been listed as "GREATEST RADIO HOST OF ALL TIME" by the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office in Florida.
That title is probably thanks to Rush's wife, Kathryn Limbaugh, who's listed as the informant on the document, which was issued a few days after his death on Feb. 17.
Kathryn also served as the informant to Rush's fans on the day he died, taking over the mic on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," which premiered in 1988 and became the highest-rated talk radio show in the United States over the course of three decades on the air.
"For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, his loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show," she said in the announcement, according to Fox News. "It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer."
She went on to dub her husband the "G.O.A.T.," as she would apparently also do on his death certificate.
"As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult. Even more so when that loved one is larger than life," she said, adding, "Rush will forever be the greatest of all time."
Despite being criticized for comments deemed racist, misogynistic, homophobic and bombastic, Rush is often credited as an architect of the Republican party's modern far-right wing. Following his cancer diagnosis, Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.