Legendary American television host and Emmy award winner Larry King is dead. Legendary TV host Larry King during one of his interviews. Photo: Larry King. Source: Facebook King died aged 87 with his demise being announced by Ora Media, a company he co-founded, in a statement on Twitter on Saturday, January 23. “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King who passed away aged 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” part of the statement read. Yael Shelbia: World’s most beautiful girl, 19, opens up on struggle with good looks King gained fame after being in the media for 63 years across radio, television and digital platforms. He had earlier been hospitalised after testing positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease which has killed over two million people worldwide.
According to BBC News, King had faced several health challenges in recent years including frequent heart attacks. His radio programme, the Larry King show in the 1970s propelled him to fame before he later joined global news network CNN, where he hosted the show Larry King Live on CNN, between 1985 and 2010. He was also a columnist for the USA Today newspaper for over two decades.