Larry King, a celebrated Radio and Television icon, has died at the age of 87, on Saturday 23rd January 2021.
The cause of his death is unknown but he had suffered health-related problems and been treated of Covid-19 recently.
In the statement of Ora Media, his media production company,
“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.
“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”
Before his retirement, Larry King worked for so long with Cable Network News (CNN) from 1985 to 2010. He married seven times and divorced eight times – marriages that blessed him with three kids.