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Legendary Interviewer and Radio Host Larry King Dead at 87

Rodolfo Vieira
Jan 23, 2021
01:15 P.M.
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Larry King, one of the most famous and known names around the world, has recently passed away at the age of 87, leaving behind a legacy very few will be able to match.

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The heartbreaking news was shared through King's social media, in which was explained that the interviewer drew his last breath at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

So far, King's official cause of death hasn't been revealed but it has been reported that the experienced host was hospitalized with COVID-19 at the start of January.

Television and radio host Larry King at the "Larry King" 60th Broadcasting Anniversary Event at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images

Television and radio host Larry King at the "Larry King" 60th Broadcasting Anniversary Event at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images

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A SELF-MADE MAN

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn, New York, in 1933, King worked his way up from the very bottom even though he never attended college or even took a journalism class.

His very first mark in history was a national radio talk show that he did back in Miami, and then Washington D.C., which attracted around 3-5 million listeners every week.

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KING TREATED GUESTS EQUALLY

According to the statement posted on his social media, King took pride in the fact that he asked uncomplicated questions, whether he was interviewing a political figure, a movie star, or an everyman.

A memorial service will soon be announced.

87-year-old television and radio host Larry King attending the Starmus Festival Trondheim, Norway | Photo: Getty Images

87-year-old television and radio host Larry King attending the Starmus Festival Trondheim, Norway | Photo: Getty Images

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HE DIDN'T LIKE TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTIONS

During a chat with "The Interviews," the late 87-year-old claimed that he never tried to show off and that he didn't like to use the word "I" in questions because "It's only done to say what you're thinking." He added:

"I'm basically who, what, where, when, why. I try to ask questions that only take one or two sentences; if it takes three sentences, it's a bad question."

The TV and radio veteran is survived by his children Larry Jr., Chance and Cannon. Funeral arrangements are being made and it is known that a memorial service will soon be announced.

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