“With deep sadness, Ora Media announces the passing of our co-founder and friend Larry King, who died at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” a company statement read. posted on Larry King’s official Twitter account.
“For 63 years on radio, television and digital media, Larry’s thousands of interviews and awards and worldwide recognition are testament to his unique talent as a man of media,” said added Ora Media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been interviewed several times by Larry King, praised the memory and “great professionalism” of the American journalist, the Kremlin said.
Known for his rolled up shirt sleeves, multicolored ties, suspenders and large glasses, he hosted the show “Larry King Live” for 25 years. He has interviewed all US presidents since 1974 and leaders such as Palestinian Yasser Arafat, as well as stars like Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando or Barbra Streisand.
Larry King left CNN in 2010. He then continued interviews, broadcast on his site, and in 2012 launched the show “Larry King Now” on Ora TV, an on-demand internet channel, which he co-founded. In 2013, he started hosting the show “Politicking with Larry King” there.