Larry King has sadly died at the age of 87.
The broadcaster’s death was announced by Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded.
The TV host passed away on Saturday morning at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021
The news comes just weeks after Larry contracted COVID-19, and was subsequently hospitalised.
The broadcaster, who had Type 2 diabetes, had struggled with his health over the past few years.
Back in May 2019, Larry suffered a near-fatal stroke, just weeks after he underwent heart surgery.
The presenter also survived prostate and lung cancer.
Since the news of his death broke, tributes have been pouring in on social media.
Twitters users have recalled some of his most legendary moments by sharing clips of his interviews over the years.
This is my favorite Larry King clip and it’s not even close. A true legend. pic.twitter.com/2UjtytFUH9
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 23, 2021
RIP Larry King. Thanks for all the great moments, but especially for bringing us Debbie Reynolds’ Meryl Streep impression pic.twitter.com/dvcW34AWQn
— Phillip (@MajorPhilebrity) January 23, 2021
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) January 23, 2021
i never really watched him but i have the utmost respect for larry king when he took a phone call in the middle of dave rubin’s show pic.twitter.com/pHr75Q3KSr
— peter (@kulipeter) January 23, 2021
I never met Larry King but I enjoy his interview before he had a great career and I will miss him my love and my heart goes out to Larry King Family
Thank you for everything Larry
Rest In Peace Larry ❤️ #LarryKing
— Tank Schottle (@TankSchottle) January 23, 2021
— Maina Kageni (@ItsMainaKageni) January 23, 2021
Just heard the awful news about Larry King. He taught me so much. He was a true mensch. He probably even taught me that word.
So long pal, thanks for all the laughs. Say hi to Rickles. #RIPLarryKing
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) January 23, 2021