King passed away on the morning of January 23 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The legendary journalist was 87 years old.
In early January, after a positive test for coronavirus, 87-year-old King was admitted to a clinic in Los Angeles.
In 2019, King suffered a heart attack. In the summer of 2020, King's two children - 65-year-old son Andy King and 52-year-old daughter Chaya King - died a month apart. The host's son had a heart attack, and the daughter died after being diagnosed with cancer.
Larry King is considered a legend in American television journalism. He was born in New York to a family of immigrants from Austria and Belarus. He started working in the media in the 50s.
From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the Larry King Live talk show on CNN. From 2012 to the present, King has hosted the Larry King Now program on the Internet. His show on CNN was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running TV show with a permanent host. During his life, King conducted more than 40 thousand interviews, the heroes of which became almost all the most famous people in the United States and beyond: politicians, artists, show business stars and other celebrities.