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Larry King dies at 87

LOS ANGELES — Broadcaster Larry King, whose career spanned eight decades, died Saturday. He was 87.

King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A cause of death was not reported although he was being treated for symptoms of COVID-19 and spent time in intensive care.

Beginning his career in 1957, King joined CNN in 1985 and hosted “Larry King Live”  until 2010. He won Peabody awards and interviewed a wide range of politicians, world leaders, entertainers and businesspeople. He conducted an estimated 50,000 on-air interviews.

Larry King had seven wives and a total of five children. He married Shawn Southwick in 1997.


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