The most famous American journalist is no more. This Saturday, January 23, Larry King died at the age of 87, several weeks after being hospitalized due to Covid-19. “It is with deep sadness that the members of Ora Media announce the death of their co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at the age of 87”, we can read in a press release. The day after his disappearance, three of his children broke the silence to pay him a moving tribute. “We are heartbroken over the death of our father,” Larry Junior, Chance and Cannon wrote on Facebook. “The world knew Larry King as a great reporter and interviewer, but to us he was just our father.” In the remainder of their text, Larry King’s sons recalled a “man who was lovingly obsessed with [their] daily schedules and [their] well-being, and who was so proud of our accomplishments – great, small or imagined “.
“And, through it all, we knew without a doubt that he loved us more than life itself,” continued Larry King’s children, “an incredible father” who was “fiercely loyal to those who have had the chance to call him a friend “:” He will be missed every day of our lives “. To conclude their heartbreaking tribute, the three children of the journalist spoke of his “remarkable career” and the unanimous reactions to his disappearance. “In lieu of the flowers, we kindly ask to consider a donation to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department, to whom a debt of gratitude is owed for the wonderful care they have given to our father in his later years, ”concluded Larry Junior, Chance and Cannon King. A moving testimony from three of the journalist’s five children, who lost the other two a month apart a few weeks ago.
Larry King, a TV monster
When announcing the death of Larry King, the channel he created about ten years ago remembered his long career: “The thousands of interviews collected, awards and praise received by Larry King for 63 years on radio, television and the internet is a testament to his unique talent as a host. Even though his name appeared in the title of the shows, Larry still saw the subjects of his interviews as the real stars of the show. program, and saw itself as a neutral vehicle between guest and audience “. A key figure in the American audiovisual landscape, Larry King presented the Larry King Live program on CNN for 25 years, where he notably interviewed key political figures. The journalist left CNN in 2010, before founding, two years later, Ora TV, a channel where he continued his interviews. In 2013, he started hosting the Politicking with Larry King show.
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