TV icon Larry King died at the age of 87.
Representatives of the American TV star confirmed that he was treated for coronavirus and died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
He was hospitalized in early January after testing positive for the coronavirus.
A long statement confirming his death was shared on his official Twitter page.
“With deep sorrow, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at the age of 87 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“Larry’s thousands of interviews, awards, and worldwide accolades across the radio, television and digital media platforms over 63 years are evidence of his unique and enduring talent as a broadcaster.
“Also, it was his name appearing in the show title, but Larry always saw the subject of the interview as a real star in his program, and he himself was just an unbiased passage between the guest and the audience.
“Whether he’s interviewing US presidents, foreign leaders, celebrities, scandalous figures, or everyone else, Larry loved to ask short, direct and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions generally provided the best answer. He wasn’t wrong, in that belief.
Larry’s 25-year interviews in “CNN’s “Larry King Live” and his Ora media programs “Larry King Now” and Politicking with Larry King have been consistently mentioned in the media around the world, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
“Ora Media condolences to the surviving children Larry, Jr, Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.
“The funeral and memorial services will be announced later with the royal family demanding privacy at this point.”
One said, “RIP Larry King. You were definitely a television royalty.”
Others say “#larryking RIP’s wonderful legends” and “That’s a great legend. Rest In Peace Larry.”