Larry King Passes Away: Legendary Veteran TV Host Dies Aged 87

Larry King Passes Away: Legendary Veteran TV Host Dies Aged 87

- Larry King lost his life on Saturday, January 23, morning aged 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, USA

- The iconic interviewer gained fame after being in the media for 63 years across radio, television and digital platforms

- He had faced several health challenges in recent years including frequent heart attacks and had lately tested positive for COVID-19

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Legendary American television host and Emmy award winner Larry King is dead.

Larry King: Legendary TV host dies aged 87

Legendary TV host Larry King during one of his interviews. Photo: Larry King.
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King died aged 87 with his demise being announced by Ora Media, a company he co-founded, in a statement on Twitter on Saturday, January 23.

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King who passed away this morning aged 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," part of the statement read.

King gained fame after being in the media for 63 years across radio, television and digital platforms.

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He had earlier been hospitalised after testing positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease which has killed over two million people worldwide.

Here were some of the reactions by people across the world on his death.

Wendy Williams wrote:

"Sad news this morning. TV broadcasting legend Larry King has passed away. He was 87. #RIP"

Myra mourned:

"Rest in peace to the interview legend Larry King!"

David Osiany said:

"A formidable journalism brand has taken a bow. @kingsthings lived his life for the microphone and lived it lovingly. If only we could all fall in love with everything we did as Larry did, we’d have true fulfillment."

Tank Schottle commented:

"I never met Larry King but I enjoyed his interview. He had a great career and I will miss him. My love and my heart goes out to Larry King's family. Thank you for everything Larry. RIP."

According to BBC News, King had faced several health challenges in recent years including frequent heart attacks.

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His radio programme, the Larry King show in the 1970s propelled him to fame before he later joined global news network CNN, where he hosted the show Larry King Live on CNN, between 1985 and 2010.

He was also a columnist for the USA Today newspaper for over two decades.

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