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The King of Talk Radio has Died in Los Angeles

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Talk show host Larry King, face of CNN for 25 years, dies at 87

by Rodney Ho

Larry King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a tweet by Ora Media, the studio and network which he co-founded. No cause of death was given, but The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other media outlets had reported earlier this month he was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Larry King in his office prior to his CNN show in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)

He has had many health problems over the years including Type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and two bouts with cancer.

His 9PM show “Larry King Live” ran from 1985 to 2010 on CNN, and for many years, the inquisitive man with his signature suspenders and hunched shoulders hosted CNN’s top-rated show, and he and CNN founder Ted Turner became close friends.

His long-running USA Today column, with its random thoughts and observations separated by ellipses, was a precursor to a Twitter feed.

Marlon Brando, right, gestures while talking with Larry King during a break in the taping of CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ in Los Angeles, Friday, April 5, 1996. Brando denied his opinions are anti-Semitic, but militant and mainstream Jewish leaders said his comments about Jews controlling Hollywood were ‘sloppy’ and shameful. (AP Photo/Larry King Live, Danny Feld)

Over the decades, King interviewed hundreds of celebrities, news-makers and politicians ranging from Read the rest of this entry »

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