Longtime Television Host Larry King Dies at Age 87

January 23, 2021 Updated: January 25, 2021

Longtime television host Larry King passed away at age 87, representatives said Saturday.

King died on Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, Ora Media announced.

King co-founded the media.

The cause of death was not announced.

King was hospitalized with COVID-19 late last month. He had appeared to be recovering; he was moved out of intensive care during the first week of January.

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. It can be particularly harmful to the elderly and those with serious underlying health conditions.

King, who hosted a show on CNN for decades, leaves behind three children and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later, Ora Media said, “in coordination with  the King family, who ask for their privacy at this time.”

Wendy Walker, former executive producer of “Larry King Live,” said on CNN Saturday that King “treated every guest the same. It didn’t matter if it was a president or…somebody off the street.

King preferred to enter interviews unprepared, she added.

Broadcaster Piers Morgan was among those posting tributes to King, writing on Twitter that he “he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer.”

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