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.
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.