Veteran talk show host, Larry King has passed away weeks after testing positive for Covid-19. He was aged 87.
His death was confirmed by his son, Chance on Saturday morning.
A statement was also posted on his official Facebook page, announcing his death.
The statement read:
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who 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.”
Although the actual cause of his death has not been made known officially, there are reports that he died of Covid-19.
King had be down with Covid-19 and admitted in the hospital since early January.
Over the years he had battled different health problems, ranging from heart diseases, to lung cancer, as well as angina.
King was well known for “Larry King Live” on CNN, a show he hosted for over 25 years.
He was admired by many for his unique style and spontaneity.