The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognizable figures on US television is dead.
Mr Larry King, who interviewed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 87.
The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said Mr King had been battling COVID-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years.
Channels TV reports that Mr Larry King, with his trademark suspenders, black rim glasses and deep voice, was best known for a 25-year run as a talk show host on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
“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,” Ora Media said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Mr King’s long list of interviewees ranged from every US President since 1974, world leaders Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin, and celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand.