Broadcast legend Larry King has passed away this morning at the age of 87.
King got his start Florida as a journalist and radio interviewer before he began hosting The Larry King Show, a call-in radio program, in 1978. Then in 1985, King debuted his iconic interview show, Larry King Live, on CNN. King hosted CNN’s Larry King Live for 25 years as part of 60-year career in television. He interviewed over 6,000 guests, everybody from Presidents and celebrities, to high-profile criminals.
A statement was released to his social media:
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” the statement said. “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.”