It has been reported that legendary radio and TV host Larry King has passed away. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Saturday after experiencing complications related to COVID-19. This news comes from Ora Media, the media company Larry co-founded.
King was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU at one point, but had recently been moved to a regular hospital room, and was breathing on his own. Things took a turn, and King died Saturday morning.
Larry started his career in radio as a disc jockey at WAHR-AM in Miami … after officially changing his last name to King from Zeiger. Throughout his 60 year career, King conducted more than 30,000 interviews, having conversations with some of the most influential people in the world.
Larry’s son Andy King, 65, unexpectedly passed away of a heart attack in late July 2020, while his daughter Chaia King, 52, died just weeks later from lung cancer.
Larry King is survived by 5 children, Cannon, Chance, Danny, Kelly and Larry Jr.