American talk show host Larry King has passed away at the age of 87 weeks after he tested positive for the coronavirus. His easy-going conversational style attracted celebrities and newsmakers as guests and made him the star of a top-rated U.S. cable talk show. His death is officially announced in a statement posted at Twitter.
The Statement reads as follows “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 an across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interview, 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”.
The statement continues, “Larry’s interview form his 25- year run on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live,’ and his Ora Media programs ‘Larry King Now,’ and ‘Politicking with Larry King’ are consistently referenced by media outlets around the world and remain part of the historical record of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
“Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.” As per the statement, “Funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later in coordination with the King family, who ask for privacy at this time.”
Last August, two of King’s children, Andy and Chaia, passed away within weeks of each other. Andy King was 65 when he died on July 28, 2020, and Chaia King was 51 when she died the next month on August 20. Andy died by an unexpected heart attack and Chaia passed after having been diagnosed with lung cancer.