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Larry King was reportedly hospitalized for COVID-19

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former CNN talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported on Saturday.

Citing an unidentified person close to the family, CNN said King, 87, was in treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Hospital protocols have prevented King’s family members from visiting him.

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among the most prominent interviewers of American celebrities, presidents and other journalists in a half-century career that included 25 years with a nighttime show on CNN.

He has had medical problems over the past several decades, including heart attacks and diagnoses of diabetes and lung cancer.

Last year, King lost two of his five children within weeks of each other. Her son Andy King died of a heart attack at age 65 in August and daughter Chaia King died of lung cancer at age 51 in July, Larry King said in a statement.

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