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Legendary television host, Larry King, has passed away. He was 87. Ora Media announced the news this morning (Jan 23) via Larry King’s Twitter account, sending, “our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.” King is best known as host of the “Larry King Live” interview show that ran in primetime on CNN from 1985 to 2010.
King, who had Type 2 diabetes, had confronted a series of medical issues over the years, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. In 2017, King revealed he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it. He also underwent a procedure in 2019 to address angina.
Here is the official statement posted via Larry King’s Twitter Account:
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021