The broadcaster was best known for his 25 years as the talk show host of CNN’s Larry King Live, interviewing world leaders, artists and other celebrities.
Famous American television broadcaster Larry King has died at the age of 87 in Los Angeles.
A production company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not provide a cause of death on Saturday, but media reported King had been battling COVID-19 for weeks and had suffered from several health issues in recent years. years, including a near-fatal stroke. 2019 and diabetes.
He had been hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for more than a week, CNN reported on Saturday.
– Larry King (@kingsthings) 23 January 2021
King’s career in radio and television spanned over 60 years.
Millions of people watched him interview world leaders, artists, and other celebrities on CNN’s Larry King Live, which ran from 1985 to 2010.
Leaning over his desk with rolled up shirt sleeves and owl glasses, he made his show one of the channel’s top attractions with a mix of interviews, political talk, current affairs debates and phone calls from viewers.
“For 63 years and across radio, television and digital media platforms, Larry’s thousands of interviews, awards and world-famous acclaim are testament to his unique and enduring talent as a broadcaster,” said Ora Media said in a statement posted on Twitter. .