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TV And Journalism Royalty Larry King Has Died At 87-Years-Old

TV And Journalism Royalty Larry King Has Died At 87-Years-Old

His death was revealed in a statement made by Ora Media and published on his Twitter account.

Larry King, who was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933, had died on January 23, 2021.

He was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

His death was revealed in a statement made by Ora Media and published on his Twitter account. “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”

 

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The statement did not specify the cause of death, but King had been recently hospitalized with Covid-19 and had endured health problems for many years, including a near-fatal stroke in 2019 and diabetes.

“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”

Larry King was a broadcasting legend. He was known for his suspenders and his matter-of-fact style

 



 

 

 

 


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King was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jennie (Gitlitz) and Aaron Zeiger, who were Orthodox Jews. From an early age, he desired to work in radio broadcasting. His father died when Larry was in High School and he was greatly affected by his death. The family was subsequently supported by welfare. Looking for job opportunities, Kind went to Florida where he began his career in radio with a new name at WAHR-AM in Miami.

On Dec. 20, 1971, King, who was then working in Miami, was arrested on charges of grand larceny for allegedly spending $5,000 his employer had given him to give to Jim Garrison, the former New Orleans District Attorney investigating the Kennedy assassination, to pay his back taxes. The charges were later dismissed but he lost his job. 

The Larry King Show, a nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show, debuted on Jan. 30, 1978. Larry King Live debuted on CNN in 1985 and by the end of the decade, King had been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

King was married eight times, to seven women. He leaves behind five children and nine grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren.

 



 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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