Talk show legend Larry King passed away on Saturday, aged 87. He was admitted to hospital earlier this month after testing Covid positive.
The news of King's death, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre here, was shared via a statement posted online by his Ora Media company.
The statement read: "With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the sad death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King. 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 programmes, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a US president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, uncomplicated questions," the statement added.