Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87
Larry King Dead at 87. Larry King, the iconic host and interviewer, has died at the age of 87. Larry King, the suspendered talk show host whose interviews with thousands of newsmakers and entertainers made him a broadcasting legend, has died. He was 87. King died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, said in a statement. No cause of death was given, but he had been hospitalized with a COVID-19 infection, according to several media reports. King, who hosted CNN's award-winning "Larry King Live" for 25 years, interviewed everyone from world leaders and celebrities to criminals and conspiracy theorists during 6,000-plus episodes of the evening show from 1985 tthrough 2010. King conducted an estimated 50,000 on-air interviews. Political figures and people mired in high-profile controveries would seek out his show, but he also had success landing famously elusive guests, such as Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Born Lawrence Zeiger on Nov. 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, he started going by Larry King early in his career. He battled lung cancer, lived with Type 2 diabetes, survived multiple heart attacks and underwent quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. The broadcasting legend promised to help others and established in 1988 The Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which help people who can't get the treatment they urgently need due to financial or insurance issues. King is survived by three living children: Larry Jr., Chance and Cannon. Rest in peace to a ture american icon you will be missed!!!!