Earlier this month, television personality Larry King was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease. He recently passed away, and many stars, including Kelly Osbourne, have paid tribute to him.
In early January 2021, Larry King was hospitalized in a Los Angeles facility after contracting the novel coronavirus disease. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the world was shocked by the news of his death.
On the day, a statement was shared on his Twitter account by Ora Media. It announced King’s death, who was the co-founder of the media house, at age 87 in Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne from "Fashion Police" at the Javits Center in New York City on May 15, 2014 | Photo: Larry Busacca/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images
The post revealed how the legendary host had died on Saturday morning. According to the post, King actually saw his guests as the true stars of his shows while he was just an “unbiased conduit.”
Ora Media noted how the late star’s interviews are always referred to by worldwide media outlets. The company described his work as part of the late 20th and early twenty-first century’s historical records.
The network sent its condolences to the icons children Larry Jr. and Cannon and his whole family. They noted how King’s funeral arrangements and service would be announced at a later stage.
The late anchor’s family was still working on coordinating things and asked for privacy as they continue mourning. Upon hearing about the loss, many stars took to social media to share their condolences.
Kelly Osbourne took to Instagram to note how the late star had changed the world and broadcasting with his work. She praised the anchor, alongside a photo of them together, stating:
“There will NEVER be anyone like him again. A true one of a kind.”
Osbourne confessed that she couldn’t even name the moments that King had been pivotal in her life as they were many. She offered him a powerful rest and revealed that it had been an honor to have known him.
The actress concluded her post by noting how the late personality would always be the king of broadcast television. Other stars who paid tribute included Craig Ferguson, Piers Morgan, and Wendy Williams.
According to “People” magazine, one of his last interviews saw King gratefully reflecting on his decades-long career. At the time, he was featured on the series "Dispatches From Quarantine."
King conducted over 50,000 interviews in his lifetime and some of his most memorable ones were with big stars.
The show was filmed in April 2020, and on it, the late star confessed that he wanted to be a broadcaster since he was just 5. His first broadcast was in 1957 at a small station in Miami.
The late anchor conducted over 50,000 interviews in his lifetime, and some of his most memorable ones were with big stars. He interviewed Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga, and Elizabeth Taylor.
King was married eight times, and he’s survived by his estranged wife, Shawn King, their sons, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20. He’s also survived by his other son Larry Jr., 59, whom he shared with ex-wife Annette Kaye.