US veteran talk show host, Larry King has died at age 87. Ora Media confirmed the new of King’s passing via a statement on his Twitter.
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King,” wrote his production company. “[He] passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”
“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.”
His family wrote, “To us he was ‘Dad’. He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments — large, small, or imagined.”
Read both statements in full below.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021
Statement from the family of Larry King pic.twitter.com/LgBiZKFwcJ
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 24, 2021
Musicians paid tribute to Larry King too.
R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him. pic.twitter.com/2BwiN5O2rb
— 50cent (@50cent) January 23, 2021
Goodbye and Godspeed to Larry King; a great interviewer and a great listener, and they are not the same thing. He always made me feel as though I were the only person in the room. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/mOi5v6RAdB
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry King, Rest In Peace… pic.twitter.com/MceHaBS3Cz
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) January 23, 2021
Meamwhile, fans posted throwbacks to some of his most iconic moments.
Larry King & Snoop Dogg at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles (2008) pic.twitter.com/p0QM9OoJBf
— Follow @BrotherHQ Now! (@BrotherSnapchat) January 23, 2021
One of my favorite Larry King moments was 50 Cent breaking down his Vitamin Water business to him pic.twitter.com/d4pntwMVUF
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) January 23, 2021
Larry’s take on luxuries was spectacular too.
RIP LARRY KING. IT’S A GIVEN THAT HE HAS A LOT OF ICONIC MOMENTS BUT MY FAVORITE IS THIS ONE WITH DANNY PUDI pic.twitter.com/utKngopv4E
— VACCINE MAGALONA (@JPLORD69) January 23, 2021