Legendary television talk show host Larry King (87) died at a medical facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 23.
King’s death was confirmed via a statement on his Twitter account. The cause of death was not stated but his passing comes just weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19.
A spokesperson said that he had received supplemental oxygen and was moved out of intensive care on January 4, according to the Associated Press (AP)
“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 said.
“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.”
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021
King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN over two decades where he hosted discussions with various public figures over current topics.
He was awarded several prestigious accolades throughout his career including two Peabodys, an Emmy Award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.