Rush Limbaugh laid to rest in historic St. Louis cemetery

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ST. LOUIS (97.1 FM TALK) - Conservative talk legend Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest Wednesday in a very private ceremony at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

The 70-year-old Limbaugh died on February 17 after a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer. Security was very tight as a horse-drawn carriage was brought in to carry "El Rushbo," as he was known to his fans, to his final resting place.

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.

Many expected Limbaugh to be buried in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Instead, he will rest in eternity alongside some of St. Louis’s most famous residents.

The cemetery was founded in 1849 and is the final resting place of icons in St. Louis history like explorer William Clark, airport founder Albert Lambert, beer tycoon Adolphus Busch and others.

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