Iconic US talk show host Larry King has died on Saturday at the age of 87.Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades.
Larry King had been battling COVID-19 for weeks and was suffering many health issues in recent year. “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.
Larry King was one of the most popular figures on US television. Most recently, Larry King revealed in 2017 that he was diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it. He also underwent treatment in 2019 to address angina. King, who pitched a variety of products on radio and TV, used his show to raise funds for disaster relief after natural disasters hit New Orleans and Haiti. King interviewed world leaders. including Russian President Vladimir Putin, performers such as Lady Gaga, and an assortment of athletes, actors, national heroes and unknown individuals suddenly tossed into the limelight.