Larry King dead at 87 years old

Larry King interviews Lisa Ling, along with the families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two journalists being held in North Korea.

Larry King, the legendary TV and radio host who conducted more than 50,000 interviews in a storied 60-year career has died.

King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Saturday, he was 87. Larry was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU at one point.  He recently was moved to a regular hospital room, and was breathing on his own. Things took a turn, and King died Saturday morning.

King had off and on health issues throughout his life– mostly heart problems. He suffered several heart attacks and, in 1987, had quintuple bypass surgery.  Larry married his most recent wife, Shawn King, at UCLA Medical Center where he was being treated for chest pains.  They exchanged views before his cardiac surgery.

With his celebrity interviews, political debates and topical discussions, King wasn’t just an enduring on-air personality, he was a pioneer in the broadcast industry setting himself apart from everyone else. His shows were frequently in the thick of breaking celebrity news and King would go where most wouldn’t dare…..

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” — Larry King

Rest in peace, Larry!