Famous celebrity and political interviewer Larry King died in the early morning hours on Saturday, January 23rd. King had been hospitalized after contracting the COVID-19 virus at the beginning of January. He was 87.
King got his break as a radio host in South Florida after living New York City. He eventually landed a Miami-based TV talk show and grew in popularity from there.
He eventually earned himself a nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Larry King Show,’ which ran from 1978 until 1994. During that run he also started Larry King Live on CNN in 1985, one of CNN’s most popular shows for the entirety of its 25 year run.
King interviewed celebrities, politicians, news makers, and a whole slew of personalities and people that help shape the world.
In early January, King’s family announced he had been transported to the hospital after contracting COVID-19. An exact cause of death has not been released, though it’s likely to be either the result of the coronavirus or a complication with another ailment.
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