Legendary talk show host and former CNN interviewer, Larry King, has died at the age of 87.
This was disclosed by his company Ora Media, via his official Twitter account.
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” the statement read.
The statement further indicated that “funeral arrangements and a memorial service will announced later in coordination with the King family, who ask for their privacy at this time.”
Earlier this month, Larry King was hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for COVID-19 treatment.
King hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live” for 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.But he couldn’t stay off the airwaves for long.
In 2012, he became the host of “Larry King Now,” a thrice-weekly show on Ora TV, an on-demand digital network he co-founded with Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, according to Forbes.
Last year, two of King’s adult children died within weeks of each other. His son, 65-year-old Andy King, passed away of a heart attack in late July, followed by King’s 52-year-old daughter Chaia King, who died in August shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
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