American talk show host Larry King has died at age 87, his media company confirmed on Saturday. In a statement posted to King’s official twitter account, Ora Media said King passed away Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The news comes just weeks after King was reportedly hospitalized after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Millions watched CNN’s "Larry King Live" show, which ran from 1985 to 2010. King made his show one of the network’s prime attractions with a mix of interviews, political discussions, current event debates and phone calls from viewers.
The talk show host had battled through a number of health issues in the last several years. In 2017, King revealed he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and in 2019 he was hospitalized after suffering from angina.
King’s cause of death has not been made public.
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