Larry King Dies at 87


Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show. […]

King had been hospitalized with Covid-19 in late December at Cedars-Sinai, a source close to the family said at the time.

Only seems right to link to CNN for the obituary. But for a terrific read, don’t miss Mark Leibovich’s wonderful profile for The New York Times Magazine in 2015: “Larry King Is Preparing for the Final Cancellation”.

Saturday, 23 January 2021