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USA: Broadcast legend Larry King dies aged 87 *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:01

USA: Broadcast legend Larry King dies aged 87 *ARCHIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

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January 24, 2021 at 00:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Broadcast legend and interviewer Larry King died on the morning of January 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, aged 87.

Footage shows images from his latest TV shows 'Politicking with Larry King' broadcast on RT America.

No cause of death was given in the announcement of the passing on King's official social media pages by Ora Media, the studio and network that he co-founded.

King was hospitalised with COVID-19 in late December and faced a number of health problems over the years, having suffered from several heart attacks and from lung cancer.

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in New York City, King started his career on the radio in Florida in the 1950s. In the 1980s he moved towards television, gaining his own show, 'Larry King Live' on CNN, which ran until 2010. From 2012 onwards he hosted on RT America his last two shows - always wearing his iconic suspenders and elegant ties - Larry King Now and PoliticKing with Larry King.

"The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that he established, and the debt owed him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full," said RT in a statement.

"In Larry's work with us, he wielded the engaging and approachable style that he honed sui generis, through decades of broadcasting experience and that made him a true living legend" - said Misha Solodovnikov, who worked with Larry for last 7 years.

In archive images from his weekly political talk show PoliticKing, he can be seen interviewing former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and various foreign policy experts.

During over six decades of journalism, King won the Peabody Award for Excellence in broadcasting for his work in both television and radio and the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California, among many other accolades. In 1989, King was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

His passing follows the loss of his son Andy to a fatal heart attack and of his daughter Chaia to lung cancer in July and August 2020, respectively.

The host leaves a lasting mark on television having conducted over 50,000 on-air interviews with guests ranging from presidents to pop icons.

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Broadcast legend and interviewer Larry King died on the morning of January 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, aged 87.

Footage shows images from his latest TV shows 'Politicking with Larry King' broadcast on RT America.

No cause of death was given in the announcement of the passing on King's official social media pages by Ora Media, the studio and network that he co-founded.

King was hospitalised with COVID-19 in late December and faced a number of health problems over the years, having suffered from several heart attacks and from lung cancer.

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in New York City, King started his career on the radio in Florida in the 1950s. In the 1980s he moved towards television, gaining his own show, 'Larry King Live' on CNN, which ran until 2010. From 2012 onwards he hosted on RT America his last two shows - always wearing his iconic suspenders and elegant ties - Larry King Now and PoliticKing with Larry King.

"The entire field of broadcast media is shaped to its core by the gold standard that he established, and the debt owed him by all practitioners of his craft can never be repaid in full," said RT in a statement.

"In Larry's work with us, he wielded the engaging and approachable style that he honed sui generis, through decades of broadcasting experience and that made him a true living legend" - said Misha Solodovnikov, who worked with Larry for last 7 years.

In archive images from his weekly political talk show PoliticKing, he can be seen interviewing former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and various foreign policy experts.

During over six decades of journalism, King won the Peabody Award for Excellence in broadcasting for his work in both television and radio and the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California, among many other accolades. In 1989, King was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

His passing follows the loss of his son Andy to a fatal heart attack and of his daughter Chaia to lung cancer in July and August 2020, respectively.

The host leaves a lasting mark on television having conducted over 50,000 on-air interviews with guests ranging from presidents to pop icons.