Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87
January 24, 2021 5:36 pm
Larry King, giant of US broadcasting who achieved worldwide fame for interviewing political leaders and celebrities, has died at the age of 87.
King conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews in his six-decade career, which included 25 years as host of the popular CNN talk show Larry King Live.
He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded.
Earlier this month, he was treated in hospital for Covid-19, US media say.
The talk show host, famous for his braces and rolled-up sleeves, had faced several health problems in recent years, including heart attacks.
King was married eight times to seven women and had five children.