June 14, 2024

Legendary Journalist Larry King Has Passed Away

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, it was announced on Larry King’s Twitter page that the legendary radio and television journalist had passed away. “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,” read the post. “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.”

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, King began his career as a journalist and radio interviewer in Florida in the 1950s and 1960s. He began hosting The Larry King Show, a popular all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System, in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN, which earned him his most notoriety.  From 2012 to 2020, he hosted Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America. in 2013, he began hosting  Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which has aired weekly on the same two channels.

On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized 10 days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

King played himself in numerous  film and television shows, including Ghostbusters, The Exorcist III, Dave, The Simpsons, The Larry Sanders Show, Murphy Brown, The Bee Movie and 30 Rock. He also voiced Doris, the ugly stepsister in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. 

Larry King was 87.

 

 

 

 

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