Legendary Broadcaster Larry King dies at 87 Longtime CNN presenter and TV broadcast legend Larry King has died at the age of 87,

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Legendary Broadcaster Larry King dies at 87
Longtime CNN presenter and TV broadcast legend Larry King has died at the age of 87,


. "It is with deep sadness that Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, presenter and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," said a statement released early Saturday morning. The Associated Press reported that no cause of death was disclosed. 

King was reportedly admitted to the Los Angeles Hospital earlier this month with complications from coronavirus. He's had previous health problems including a heart attack in 1987 and a near-fatal stroke in 2019. 

 According today CNN, King led around his 25-year career 30,000 interviews with the cable news giant. King interviewed every president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump and international figures like Vladimir Putin and Nelson Mandela.

 "Whether interviewing a Presidential, a foreign leader, a celebrity, a scandalous figure or anyone, Larry liked to make Larry short, direct and straightforward Questions, "Ora continued. "He believed that concise questions usually gave the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief. "

King has been" observed since late December, "his son Larry King Jr. told the Tampa Bay Times in an article published Tuesday:" [My father] is receiving excellent medical care from his doctors who want to keep him under control, My brothers and I keep in touch with him daily via video calls. He is very grateful to all of the people around the world who wish him well, and he looks forward to being home soon. His eponymous show first premiered in 1985. It was replaced on CNN in 2015 by British TV host Piers Morgan in what ultimately was a contentious transition. a statement from CNN chairman Jeff Zucker, who said of King: “We are so proud of his 25 years with CNN, where his interviews with reporters really brought the network to the international stage. "Statement by 

CNN President Jeff Zucker on Larry King's death:" From our CNN family to Larry's, we send our thoughts and prayers, and the promise to carry on his curiosity about the world in our work. "  pic.twitter. com / a5rGdSIWa0 - Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 23, 2021

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his condolences to the reporter's family and friends: 

 "Larry King was a Brooklyn boy turned reporter who interviewed reporters . informed Americans in a clear and straightforward manner New York sends its condolences to family and many friends. "Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who became a reporter who interviewed reporters. He conducted over 50,000 interviews that informed Americans clearly and simply.

New York sends condolences to his family and many friends. - Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 23, 2021

 King, originally from New York, leaves children Larry, Jr., Chance and Cannon, has been married eight times to seven women and his last marriage to Shawn Southwick ended in divorce in 2019. Born Lawrence Zeiger in Brooklyn in 1939, he adopted his most famous nickname in the late 1950s. King at the Paley Center for Media on August 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images 
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