By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Ora Media (Information):
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Los Angeles, California: Larry King, broadcasting legend for half-century, has died on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.
Known to many as the hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years interviewing thousands of people in his lifetime including celebrities, politicians and newsmakers, Larry King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In a statement from Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, “January 23, 2021
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 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. 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 early 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.”
Larry King was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933 as Larry Zeigler, moved to Miami in his 20’s to pursue a job in radio, and started The Larry King Show in 1978.
At this moment, there has been no official cause released on Larry King’s death.
ZachNews and the community sends our thought, prayers and condolence to the family and friends of Larry King; we have lost a great man and broadcaster, and he will be missed dearly.