Legendary Talk Show Host Dies At 87
World Mourns The Death Of The Pioneer Of Talk Show Hosting
Everyone woke up to some heartbreaking news as yet another famous celebrity left the world in the early hours of Saturday. Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers, passed away at 87.
Larry King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years. During this time, he interviewed Presidents, heads of state, celebrities, movie stars, athletes, and even murderers.
He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.
A statement was posted on Larry King's verified Facebook account announcing his passing. His son, Chance, confirmed King's death Saturday morning.
The statement read:
"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai 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."
The statement did not give a cause of death.
His Twitter handle said:
Tributes from the media, politicians, and Hollywood stars poured in, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hailed the interviewer’s “great professionalism and unquestioned journalistic authority,” according to the Kremlin.