Jan 23, 2021 -- Larry King, the television and radio talk show host who interviewed thousands over a six-decade career, died on Friday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death was announced on his official Twitter account and through Ora TV, the production company he founded. 

Legendary talk show host Larry King has died at age 87 https://t.co/FMn38NWfkk

No cause of death was announced, but King, 87, was hospitalized at Cedars Sinai with COVID-19 in early January, CNN reported.

King had a variety of medical issues in his life. He had Type 2 diabetes, survived several heart attacks, and underwent quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. He underwent surgery for lung cancer in 2017 and had a procedure for angina in 2019, CNN said.

King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jewish immigrants. His legendary broadcasting career began in radio, expanding to television when he became the host of “Larry King Live” on CNN from 1985 to 2011. It was one of CNN’s highest rated shows. It garnered him numerous awards including an Emmy, two Peabodys and 10 Cable Ace Awards. In recent years, he'd been active in independent productions.

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