Just minutes ago, Ora Media announced the death of Larry King.
The veteran talk show host passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. He was 87 years old.
In case you didn’t know, Larry had contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago and was admitted into the intensive care unit on New Year’s Eve. David Theall, a spokesman for Ora Media, later assured the public that the public figure was breathing on his own again a few days later.
The respected broadcasting legend spent over 6 decades in the media industry, and is best known as host of the “Larry King Live” interview show that ran for 25 years in prime time on CNN from 1985 to 2010.
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The statement reads:
“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.”
May he rest in peace.