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LarryKing the award-winning TV and radio host who became a household name with his long-running CNN show Larry King Live, died Saturday morning at the age of 87.
“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,” King’s official Twitter announced Saturday morning. No cause of death was provided, but King’s death came weeks after it was revealed that the 87-year-old host was battling coronavirus.
For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, 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.”
originally posted by: Zrtst
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe fondly recall working summer nights in the 70’s for college tuition and listening to him and Art Bell. Both were distinctive voices. He had a knack of getting the hottest women to marry as well.
I suppose that we won’t be seeing those infomercials anymore.
Asked about his views on his legacy in 2014, King said he would have liked to be remembered as a person that “led to more people having information that they didn't have before.” He said he wanted people to remember him as someone who “taught us a lot” in an enjoyable way and who “brought a great deal of pride to his business.”
He revealed he had a stroke in March 2019, was in a coma for weeks and considered suicide. "I thought I was going to bite the bullet; I didn't want to live this way," he told an interviewer at Los Angeles station KTLA. In April of that year, he had an angioplasty after complaining of chest pains. But once again, he recovered and kept working.