Legendary US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87
Published: 09:32 PM, 23 January 2021 Updated: 09:35 PM, 23 January 2021
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died at 87 on Saturday.
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora Media, tweeted.
No cause of death was given, but a spokesperson said that King had COVID-19, had received supplemental oxygen, and had been moved out of intensive care. His son Chance Armstrong also confirmed King’s death, CNN reported.
A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honors, including two Peabody awards.