US television host Larry King dies aged 87

Renowned US television broadcaster Larry King has died aged 87 in Los Angeles.

A manufacturing firm he co-founded, Ora Media, didn’t state a reason behind dying on Saturday however media stories stated King had been battling COVID-19 for weeks and had suffered a number of well being issues lately, together with a near-fatal stroke in 2019 and diabetes.

He had been hospitalised at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for greater than every week, CNN stated on Saturday.

King’s radio and television broadcasting profession spanned greater than 60 years.

Millions of individuals watched him interview world leaders, entertainers and different celebrities on CNN’s Larry King Live, which ran from 1985 to 2010.

Hunched over his desk in rolled-up shirt sleeves and owlish glasses, he made his show one of many community’s prime sights with a mixture of interviews, political discussions, present occasion debates and telephone calls from viewers.

“For 63 years and throughout the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many 1000’s of interviews, awards and international acclaim stand as a testomony to his distinctive and lasting expertise as a broadcaster,” Ora Media stated in a press release posted on Twitter.

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