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Veteran Broadcaster Larry King Dies At 87

Larry King, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster whose career spanned decades, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

With his trademark suspenders and deep baritone voice Larry King spoke with presidents, world leaders, celebrities, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes…. literally everyone.

King published more than 20 books and had a USA Today column for decades, and In 1985, Ted Turner hired him for his new network, CNN where he stayed for 25 years. King famously didn’t do a lot of preparation before his interviews.

“The less I know, the better,” he said. “Now that sounds strange to people. Like, if you wrote a book, I wouldn’t read the book before I interviewed you, because I would then know too much about the book and I’m in the same boat as the audience. They haven’t read the book.”

King coped with various ailments throughout his life, mostly heart problems. He suffered several heart attacks and, in 1987, had quintuple bypass surgery.

King was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU at one point, but had recently been moved to a regular hospital room, and was breathing on his own. Things took a turn, and King died early Saturday morning.


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