Larry King dies aged 87 after defeating COVID-19
A report from Page 6 and other publications this weekend confirmed that Larry King, the longtime and legendary television journalist, passed away at the age of 87. King struggled with illness, including the coronavirus, until his death.
According to page 6 of the New York Post Larry KingOfficial Twitter confirmed that he had died Saturday morning while staying at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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The 87-year-old journalist battled COVID-19 earlier this year but, according to page 6, the virus did not result in his death. In the past few weeks, a number of outlets reported that Mr. King was fine and had even been transferred from intensive care.
His most recent employer, Ora Media, issued a statement claiming Lary passed away after serving thousands and maybe even millions of people with news and coverage. The statement went on to say that Larry viewed his audience as the “real stars” of his show.
Although he spent the last few years of his life working at Ora TV, a company he and Carlos Slim founded in 2012, Larry King was perhaps best known for his work with CNN on Larry King Live, which began in 1985 and lasted until 2010.
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– Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021
Before the advent of podcasts and other long-term interviews, such as those seen in The Joe Rogan Experience, King was celebrated for his interviews, which were usually much longer than other shows. This meant that King could have more real discussions with his guests.
According to the Post, King has interviewed every US president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump. Had he lived, King probably would have interviewed Joe Biden as president as well.
The final months of King’s life have been marked by personal troubles, the Post claims. He suffered a stroke in May and was also in the middle of a divorce from Shawn Southwick King. It was his seventh marriage. In addition, King saw the deaths of two of his five children in 2020, including Andy and Chala.