Ora Media announced today that the legendary broadcaster Larry King has passed away today in Los Angeles. He was 87.
“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.”
King had suffered from health ailments over the years to include surviving multiple heart attacks, diabetes and lung cancer.
King had undergone treatment for COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recently.