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Larry King has died at the age of 87.
The TV presenter passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, this morning (23 January), his production company has confirmed.
No cause of death was given, however, earlier this month, he was admitted to hospital after contracting Covid-19.
In a tweet from his official account, Ora Media said: "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.
"Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the show's titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects a 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.
"Larry's interviews from his 25-year run on CNN's Larry King Live, and his Ora Media programs Larry King Now and Politicking with Larry King are consistently referenced by media outlets around the world and remain part of the historical record of the late 20th and 21st centuries.
"Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry Jr., Chance, Cannon, and the entire King family.
"Funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later in coordination with the King family, who ask for their privacy at this time."
Since news of his death was announced, former colleagues and friends have shared their condolences.
Writing on Twitter, Piers Morgan said: "RIP Larry King, 87. A television legend."
Larry King was a giant of broadcasting and a master of the TV celebrity/statesman-woman interview.- Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 23, 2021
His name is synonymous with CNN and he was vital to the network's ascent. EVERYONE wanted to be on Larry King Live. May he Rest in Peace.https://t.co/XTgeMqjmcg
RIP Larry King, 87.- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2021
A television legend. pic.twitter.com/AjFSS8bmT9
CNN anchor Jim Acosta wrote: "Broadcasting legend and longtime CNN host Larry King has passed away. He will be missed by so many CNN employees past and present."
Ana Cabrera said: "Sad news. CNN confirms that legendary talk show host Larry King has died. King was 87 years old."
Kay Burley wrote: "RIP broadcast legend Larry King. He was 87."
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