Larry King, the renowned talk show host and one of the most prominent figures in U.S. television history, known for his wrapped shirt sleeves, multicoloured ties, suspenders and large glasses died on Saturday. He was 87.
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was said to have been treated for the new coronavirus since the beginning of January.
For 25 years, he presented "Larry King Live". He had interviewed all U.S. presidents since 1974 and some of the world's most prominent leaders including the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as stars such as Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand. In 1995, he presided a Middle East peace summit with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
He was already suffering from type 2 diabetes as well as other health problems from lung cancer, several heart attacks and angina which is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart.