Larry King, the king of talk shows, passed away at age 87 due to COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He ruled on the broadcast media for half a century his matter-of-fact style during interviews. He interviewed to every sitting president from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama and scores of celebrities.

King’s death occurs weeks after he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Ora Media, the production company King founded, announced his death on Twitter. Larry King’s orginal name was Lawrence Harvey Zeiger and he born in Brooklyn, New York. He stared his career in radio as a showbiz anchor in Miami. He chose the name WAHR-AM for radio show. In 1958, Larry King started doing an interview show in front of a live audience. Later he had become household name for doing dhows in front of a live audience. Hashtag
The Larry King Show debuted on Jan. 30, 1978 as a late night radio talk show. On CNN, Larry King Live debuted in 1985. He left his job at CNN after 25 years in 2010. He hosted online series #LarryKing Now for the network RT America. In 2016, he made headlines for a controversial interview Donald Trump, who was then presidential candidate.

Raechal Shewfelt Editor, Yahoo Entertainment wrote: “King managed to fit more than work into his life. He was married eight times to seven women (he married and divorced the same woman twice). In 1997, he married his last wife, Shawn Southwick, in his hospital room at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, as he was preparing to undergo heart surgery. They filed for divorce for the second and final time in 2019.”

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