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Talk show host, Larry King dies at 87 weeks after testing positive for COVID-19

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American TV personality, Larry King has died at the age of 87.

The news of his death was revealed on social media platform by his representatives, Ora Media.

No cause of death was provided, but King’s death came weeks after it was revealed that the 87-year-old television/radio host and paid spokesman, was battling coronavirus.

Over the years, King has battled other health problems including prostate cancer and type-two diabetes. In 1987, he suffered a heart attack that required quintuple-bypass surgery, and in 2017 he underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor in his lung.

The Brooklyn-born began his career in the late 1950s as a newspaper journalist and Miami DJ before expanding his radio repertoire to celebrity interviews and sporting event commentary. In 1978, King launched his nationwide Larry King Show broadcast, which he continued to host even after his Larry King Live television show began airing on CNN in 1985.

He interviewed several celebrities, politicians, conspiracy theorists, psychics, and other newsmakers on his CNN show which aired nightly from June 1985 to December 2010.He was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.