Larry King, Iconic TV Host, Dies at 87

Larry King, Iconic TV Host, Dies at 87
Larry King, iconic American TV host with a career that has spanned more than six decades, has died at the age 87. King’s career as host of “Larry King Live” on CNN from 1985 to 2010 was followed by shows including “Larry King Now” and “Politicking with Larry King” on Hulu and Rt America. He earned two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable Ace Awards. King also wrote a newspaper column for USA Today for nearly two decades. Up until his death, King had been hospitalized for 11 days after testing positive for Covid-19.

Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Lithuania and Austria-Hungary. When King’s father died of a heart attack the burgeoning newscaster immediately started working after he graduated high school, hoping to support his mother and brother. At an early age he knew he wanted to get into broadcasting.
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