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'Kit' Carson, Rush Limbaugh's Chief of Staff, Dies at 56

By    |   Monday, 26 Jan 2015 06:26 PM

Christopher "Kit" Carson, the longtime chief of staff to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, died Monday of brain cancer, Limbaugh said in the opening of his show.

Carson, 56, had battled the disease for about four years. It had gone into remission about two years ago, but returned in the fall, Limbaugh told his audience.

Carson had ambitions to become an actor, but was hired to answer Limbaugh's phones and answer his mail 27 years ago when Limbaugh's newly syndicated radio show began to take off unexpectedly.

Carson's job, essentially, was to tell everyone "no," Limbaugh said.

"You're gonna have people calling wanting me to do this, do that, requests for all kinds of things, and I don't care what and I don't care who, your first answer is 'no,' and then you come tell me and we'll review who called and then we'll decide what to do," Limbaugh said he told Carson his first day on the job.

Carson was so good at his job that Limbaugh kept him, eventually promoting him to "chief of staff." Carson liked the job so much he gave up his acting ambitions and was a loyal aide to Limbaugh to the end, even asking permission to take time off for cancer treatments.

"He's the guy in the office who had everybody's back," Limbaugh said. "In fact, when I got mad at people, either on the staff or anybody, he's the first guy trying to talk me out of it."

Carson is survived by his wife, Theresa, and two sons, Jack and Jesse.

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Christopher "Kit" Carson, the longtime chief of staff to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, died Monday of brain cancer, Limbaugh said in the opening of his show.
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