Larry King, talk show legend, dies at 87

King was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1992.
2:33 | 01/23/21

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We have breaking news this morning this is just in a family member has confirmed to us that. Television and radio host Larry King has passed away at the age of 87 the cause of death. Is unknown his production company has posted on Twitter that king always believed his interview subjects. As the true stars of his programs in the road back takes a look back now Larry king's legacy. Thank you and instead of goodbye. About solo. Not Larry King was the reigning king of the television interview about 50% down behind his CNN desk in 1985. Good evening. My name is Larry king and this is the premier edition of Larry King Live king took on all comers from Hollywood's biggest stars and even cancel you. You canceled them. You know I want us to decades of world leaders first used to like touched him. Four. This is best job on earth minutes. It's an extraordinary privilege but it was his signature dry wit and really. That brought some of his most memorable moments including his now infamous interview with Marlon Brando. Boom boom boom got a day blue Angel girl he had when he signed off after 25 years and more than 50000 interviews. And welcome to the last Larry King lives are saying that. Born in Brooklyn in 1933. Came dived head first into his passion for broadcasting. Starting in radio before becoming a fixture on American TV where he set a Guinness world record for longest running show in the scene time slot on the same network. The Guinness book of world records has now determined that you logged more hours on national radio than in any other talk show host now and that between radio and TV you look interviewed over a thirty. Thousand people. That's probably right they compile they really got in the daunting thing. Off screen king became notorious for his many I do news burying eight times to seven women and his final and longest marriage to Shawn King. Amid a legendary broadcasting career king battling a number of health issues a heart attack lung and prostate cancer. Even a near fatal stroke that left him in a coma for two weeks in 2019. Mum on the mend you know in for someone 86 to gone through all the things I've gone through. I can't believe. Are Kimberly roam around. King Stanley says he was hospitalized just days after Christmas. Passing a wait overnight at the age of 87.

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