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Legendary TV host Larry King dead at 87

Published : Saturday, 23 January, 2021 at 7:47 PM  Count : 633

Larry King in Los Angeles, on April 1, 2013. (AP)

Larry King in Los Angeles, on April 1, 2013. (AP)

Legendary TV host and media personality Larry King has died at age 87, report CNN and Canada's CTV News.

The news, announced on King's official Twitter account Saturday morning said King passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In Los Angeles.

King was hospitalised with COVID-19 in the new year, but had been moved out of the ICU earlier this month.

He battled a number of health problems, suffering several heart attacks. In 1987, he underwent quintuple bypass surgery, inspiring him to establish the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to provide assistance to those without insurance.

More recently, King revealed in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it. He also underwent a procedure in 2019 to address angina.
He is best known for his interview show "Larry King Live," which ran prime time on CNN from 1985 to 2010.

"For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s thousands of interviews, awards and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster," the tweet says, adding that funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later in coordination with the King family.


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