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Larry King's Son Opens up about His Late Father's Love of Life and Indomitable Spirit

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jan 31, 2021
01:20 P.M.
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Son of the TV legend Larry King talked about his late father’s love for life and his indomitable spirit in a recent interview. Larry King Jr recounted fun moments with his father.

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To millions of viewers and fans worldwide, Larry King was a television legend who dominated the airways for decades and interviewed some of the world's prominent personalities. Still, to his son, Larry King Jr, he was a father.

In a recent interview with People, Larry Jr. said that his major takeaway from the little time he had with his father before he died was King's love for life. He added that his father had an "indomitable spirit" and was a great inspiration for all.

Larry King with five of his children: Andy, Larry Jr., Chaia, Chance, and Cannon on June 14, 2005. | Photo: Getty Images

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King's children had many fun memories with their father. The 59-year-old went into details about his father's love for his kids. He said that King enjoyed spending time with his children. He also recounted their many trips to Dodger games.

Larry Jr. also described his father as a loyal man. He said that King was loyal to the people close to him despite their position in life, and there was nothing he would not do for the people he loved.

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The TV legend's son also added that he loved watching TV and introducing his dad to people. Larry Jr. expressed his desire to continue his father's name for future generations of their family.

There is no doubt that his family will miss him. In a joint press statement, King's three sons, Larry King Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King, spoke about their reaction to his death.

The TV legend had struggled with several health complications including prostate cancer.

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King's three sons also thanked the public for their love and support. Also, they solicited donations to the American Heart Association for their part in taking care of the late legend.

Larry King died at the age of 87 on January 23. His production company, Ora Media, announced his death. His death came after weeks of being admitted to the hospital for COVID-19.

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The TV legend had struggled with several health complications, including prostate cancer, chronic leukemia, a heart attack in 1987, and a stroke in 2019. King had once joked about having every known malady in the world.

King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1993, to Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. His career in the media began in 1957 when he took a disc jockey job in Miami.

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He later got hired as a columnist for the Miami Herald in 1965 but got suspended in 1971 after being arrested on grand larceny charges. King later returned to the TV station to launch "The Larry King Show" in 1978.

King hosted "The Larry King Live" for over 25 years on CNN, interviewing some of the world's most prestigious people. He retired after recording more than 6,000 episodes of the show in 2010.

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