Larry King, American talk show legend, has died after receiving treatment for COVID-19.
Aged 87, the veteran broadcaster died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
Confirming the tragic news, Ora Media Company, which he co-founded, said his funeral arrangements would be announced later.
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the sad death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King,” the statement read.
“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s may thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.
“Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience.
“Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, uncomplicated questions.
“He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief…
“Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr, Chance, Cannon, and the entire King family.
“Funeral services and a memorial service will be announced later in co-ordination with the King family, who ask for privacy at this time.”;