Broadcasting icon and legend Larry King has died at the age of 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, no cause of death was given at this time.
King was a long time nationally syndicated radio host and a night time host on CNN where he won many awards.
He had many other medical issues in recent decades, including more heart attacks and diagnoses of type 2 diabetes and lung cancer.
Early in 2021, CNN reported that King was hospitalized for more than a week with COVID-19.
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Legendary talk show host Larry King, whose career took him from local to syndicated radio to global TV stardom, has died at age 87.
A statement from King’s production company, Ora Media, posted on King’s official Twitter announced his death “with profound sadness,” saying King “passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.” A spokesperson for King’s family also confirmed his death to ABC News.
On January 2, King was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source close to the King family told ABC News then.