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.