Famous tele-broadcaster, Larry King, of the Cable News Network (CNN) died Saturday, at Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles. He was 87
This was announced in Larry’s Twitter account by Ora media, a company he co-founded.
Although, the statement did not specify the cause of his death, but Mr King had suffered from heart attacks, stroke, lung cancer, and recently diagnosed with Covid-19.
Ora media stated in his Twitter account of his uniqueness and his professionalism in media career.
“For 63 years and across radio and television and digital media, Larry’s many interviewers, 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 show titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his program and himself as merely as unbiased conduct between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a US president, foreign leader, celebrity,scandal ridden personage, or everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct and uncomplicated questions and he was not wrong in that belief.”
The American television host, King, began his career as a local radio interviewer and sport caster in Florida,in the 1950’s and 60’s. He further rose to prominence with an all night coast to coast radio call-in show in 1978; and from 1985 to 2010 , he anchored CNN’s highest rated, longest-running program, reaching millions of America and around the world.
King hosted ‘Larry King Live’ on CNN for over 25 years. He retired in 2010 after tapping more than 6000 episode of the show.
“We mourn the passing away of our colleague, Larry king,” CNN president Jeff Zucker said in a statement. He is survived by three children. Funeral arrangement is yet to be disclosed.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News