Legendary cable TV talk-show host Larry King died on Saturday at age 87. His passing was announced on his official Twitter account.
King had been hospitalized with COVID-19. The legendary broadcaster worked in media for more than 50 years, with half of it hosting CNN’s Larry King Live.
The Preston & Steve Show remembers Larry King:
He claimed to have interviewed more than 60,000 people. When his run on cable ended in 2010, he segued to the Internet with “Larry King Now,” a daily talk show on Hulu from Ora TV, a production company he founded with Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim. The statement posted to his twitter account noted that “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.
RIP to radio/TV/digital news legend @kingsthings. It was an honor to watch you do your thing, both on @CNN and in person. My Dad always asked me “Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?” Would’ve blown his mind to know that, one day, it would be his son. Thanks for that. pic.twitter.com/OTQrEar3c4— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 23, 2021
From the Archives….— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 23, 2021
In converation with Larry King in 2015, on mortality.
[Video: 2 min]https://t.co/GFaoDYRBPr
Larry King, RIP (1933-2021)
Sad to hear of the passing of the LEGENDARY @kingsthings! I had the pleasure of appearing on his show 6 times & also had him on @TalkIsJericho! He was one of my fave people to be interviewed by, because you never knew what he was gonna ask or where his train of thought would go! pic.twitter.com/OAK5iaVdu6— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 23, 2021