(UNCRAZED) – Larry King has died at 87.
Announcing the news on Twitter, King’s company, Ora Media, say he passed away earlier today in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
A cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, however he battled through a variety of ill health problems including several heart attacks, Type 2 diabetes and even lung cancer in 2017.
In a statement, it reads, “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at 87 at Cedars-Seriani 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 stats of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience.
Whether it was interview a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct and uncomplicated questions. He believe concise question usually provide the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.
Larry’s interviews from his 25-year run on CNN’s Larry King Live, and his Ora Media programs Larry King Now and Politicking with Larry King are consistently referenced y media outlets around the world and remain part of the historical record of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.
Funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later in coordination with the King family, who ask for their privacy at this time.