Rest in Peace, Legendary Talk Show Host Larry King: 1933-2021

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Larry King has passed away at the age of 87, it was announced on Saturday. Variety notes that King had been hospitalized with COVID-19 since December.

The Emmy-winning TV host and highly recognizable talk show personality, known for his sharp wit and trademark suspenders, passed away in Los Angeles, as announced by his official Twitter page early Saturday.

Some of the message stated:

“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. 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.”

Here are a pair of remembrance pieces dedicated to Larry King’s career. From The Today Show:

And 60 Minutes:

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