Larry King Dies at Age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles January 23, 2021

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Legendary TV host, radio host, and USA Today columnist Larry King, who also published more than 20 books, died early Saturday, January 23, 2021. His TV hosting gig on CNN Larry King Live lasted from 1985 until 2010. His most recent TV hosting work involved his company Ora TV, and the licensing of his production Larry King Now to Russian-owned RT America.

Larry King was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays in2020, but the illness wasn’t revealed until January 2, 2021. He was admitted to the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at one point, but had recently been moved to a regular hospital room, and was breathing on his own. His condition worsened and Larry King died Saturday morning.

Larry King fought to overcome many health problems, including a major heart attack in 1987 that was treated by quintuple-bypass surgery, lung cancer in 2017, a stroke with coma in March 2019, and additional treatment for his heart with angioplasty and stent placement in April 2019.

Larry King’s parents were Orthodox Jews who emigrated to the United States from Belarus, USSR in 1930s. Larry King was 9 years-old when his father died of a heart attack in 1943. There were three police cars in front of his family’s home when Larry King arrived home with nine books from the library when he learned his father died. He said whenever he saw the police in his neighborhood, he ran home, fearing that his mother had died.



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