Television and radio host Larry King has died at age 87, according to sources close to the celebrity.
According to King’s official Twitter page, the 87-year-old passed away early Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
King was hospitalized in early January with COVID-19. The TV host, who over the last years has suffered many health issues, reportedly been battled the virus for 10 days.
In 2019, he suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk on his left foot, and he was sometimes seen using a wheelchair afterward.
Larry King History
King was recognized with two Peabody Awards and one Emmy Award, among other honors. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1992.
King has also authored several books, done voice work in TV shows and movies, including “Shrek 2” and “Bee Movie,” and appeared in films such as “Ghostbusters.”
King was married eight times to seven women and had five children. In August, he revealed that two of his children died within weeks of each other. Andy, 65, died of a heart attack on July 28, and Chaia, 51, passed away on Aug. 20 shortly after a lung cancer diagnosis.
He is survived by his sons, Larry, Chance and Cannon, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His career spanned 60-years in radio, cable television and the internet, the New York native estimated that he conducted more than 50,000 interviews not one of which he prepared for in advance. No one will ever wear suspenders like him.