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Larry King, veteran US broadcaster, dies aged 87

January 23, 2021 19:31 IST
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Larry King, the celebrated television and radio host, has died at the age of 87, weeks after battling COVID-19.

IMAGE: Larry King has sat across every American President and First Lady since Richard Nixon and interviewed them. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

King's production company announced his death in a statement on Saturday.

'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 company said.

'Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.'

No cause of death was given, however, it comes three weeks after King was admitted to the ICU with COVID-19.

Described as the 'Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview;' King conducted over 50,000 high-profile talks with presidents, world leaders, Hollywood royalty and sports stars during the course of his career that spanned over six decades.

His trademark suspenders and unmistakable voice were ubiquitous in millions of living rooms around the world that tuned in to watch his nightly talk show on CNN, 'Larry King Live.'

Larry King's easy-going conversational style sat him across every American President and First Lady since Richard Nixon. 

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