Long-time CNN host Larry King, one of the most prominent faces on television, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, after a weeks-long battle with Covid-19. He was 87. The news was announced his official Twitter account by the company he co-founded, Ora Media.
King, who is recognised by his trademark suspenders and black-rimmed glasses, became an icon through his ‘easy-breezy’ approach to the Q&A interview format with a score of newsmakers.
In his 25 years with CNN, the multiple award-winning talk show titan hosted more than 30,000 interviews, from movie stars to athletes to every sitting president from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama. His genuine curiosity for people and the world, and the way he always listened intently to his guests without interruptions, be it a celebrity or an everyday person, was endearing to many.
He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of Larry King Live.