Larry King, the iconic presenter whose career spanned more than six decades, died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87, after having been hospitalized since the 3rd of the same month after contracting coronavirus.
King died in the early hours of Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, they reported in a statement shared on their social media accounts. To the legendary presenter from CNN He was diagnosed with COVID-19 while on vacation, and was hospitalized in intensive care at one point, but had recently been moved to a normal room and was breathing on his own. However, his health abruptly deteriorated in the last few hours.
Prior to his death, Larry King had suffered the worst pain a parent can go through: the death of two of his children, Andy King and Chaia King.
On August 24, 2020, Larry King confirmed that two of his sons died within weeks of each other. Your son, Andy King, 65, died of a heart attack at the end of July, followed by Chaia King, 52, who died in August shortly after being diagnosed lung cancer.
“It is with a sad and heartbroken parent that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King and Chaia King.. They were both good and kind souls and we will miss them very much, “King had said. “Losing them feels so out of place. No parent should have to bury a child “, He said journalist disconsolate.
Andy King was adopted by the journalist and his ex-wife Alene Akins, with whom he had Chaia seven years later. The couple divorced and remarried in 1967, before re-divorcing in 1971.
King and Chaia co-authored a children’s book titled “Daddy Day, Daughter Day” in 1997, recounting her experiences with divorce.
Dfter 22 years of marriage, he divorced his seventh wife Shawn Southwick in 2019having filed for divorce eight times – he married a wife twice. Throughout his life, King was married to Freda Miller (1952), Annette Kaye (1961), Alene Akins (1961), Mickey Sutphin (1963), Alene Again (1967), Sharon Lepore (1976), Julie Alexander (1989) and Shawn (1997).
Larry is survived by 5 children: Cannon, Chance, Danny, Kelly y Larry Jr.
Celebrity grief over Larry King’s death
Hardly known the news of the death of the legendary journalist and writer American, tributes began pouring in from the media, politics and the world of Hollywood. Vladimir Putin He highlighted his “great professionalism and undoubted journalistic authority,” according to a statement issued by the Kremlin.
CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour He remembered him as “a communication giant and a master of the interview with celebrities or heads of state.” He added: “His name is synonymous with CNN and was vital to the growth of the network. EVERYONE wanted to be in Larry King Live. Rest in peace”.
Figure of “Star Trek” and social networks George Takei highlighted that King understood “human triumph and weakness alike”, while the controversial actress Kirstie Alley, famous for the series Cheers and Look who’s talking, said he was “one of the few talk show hosts who would let you talk.”
Thanks for the countless interviews and insights, Larry King. You understood human triumph and frailty equally well, and that is no easy feat. There was no one else like you, and you shall be missed. Rest with the heavens now.
– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 23, 2021
The British interviewer Piers Morgan described Larry King as “his heroUntil the moment they fought when he had to replace it on the chain CNN, for which, he harshly criticized him at the time. But he was a brilliant announcer and a masterful television interviewer”, Admitted in his farewell message.
Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer. pic.twitter.com/1JsXeeZYEk
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2021
Was one of the most influential figures in the history of American television, known for his rolled up sleeves, multi-colored ties, suspenders, and large glasses. He presented the program for 25 years Larry King Live. He has interviewed every American president since 1974, Yasser Arafat, Vladimir Putin, as well as stars like Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand.