Larry King, the iconic US radio and television show host has died at the age of 87 years old.
King who became a household name with his long-running CNN show Larry King Live, died Saturday morning.
“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,” his official Twitter handle announced Saturday morning.
Although the cause of his death was not revealed, King died just few weeks after he was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
In a career spanning six decades, King interviewed a staggering number of celebrities, political leaders and public figures, including every US president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
King won two Peabody Awards for his work in broadcasting, and was inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Alongside his journalism career, he made a number of cameos in TV shows and films, usually as himself, including in Ghostbusters, Frasier, 30 Rock, and American Crime Story.