Larry King Dead At 87

Larry King Dead At 87

Jaliyah Clark, Writer

According to abcnews.go.com the famous broadcaster Larry King has sadly died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center January, 21, 2021. He was 87 when he died.

His death was announced on his Facebook page saying “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. As the statement continued there was no cause of death. His son Chance confirmed his death later after the statement was published. Although there was no official cause of death released we do know his death could relate to the numerous health problems he had including the many heart attacks, lung cancer, and angina. King also lost his two adult children within two weeks of each other. He is survived by three of his sons. The sons asked donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS.

King was the host of his show on CNN called “Larry King Live” for over 25 years. He then retired in 2010. King interviewed many people from president to everyday people. He was known for his casual approach to interviewing people shown by the way he leaned in to show he was listening to what they had to say. CNN founder Ted Turner, in a statement, said news of King’s death “felt like a punch to the gut.” “Larry was one of my closest and dearest friends and, in my opinion, the world’s greatest broadcast journalist of all time,” he said. “If anyone asked me what my greatest career achievements in life are, one is the creation of CNN, and the other is hiring Larry King. Like so many who worked with and knew Larry, he was a consummate professional, an amazing mentor to many and a good friend to all. The world has lost a true legend.” When Larry left CNN in 2011 many thought he would retire, but he worked until his death hosting “Larry King Now.” “I just love what I do,” he said, “I love asking questions, I love doing the interviews.”