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Broadcasting legend Larry King has passed away at the age of 87

New York- Iconic broadcaster Larry King passed away Saturday morning

The voice and the household name of iconic Larry King will be forever sketched in the hearts of many. King started his career as a journalist and worked his way up with marketing and building his brand called the Larry King Show. In 1978 he started the Larry king Show and in 1985 it was aired on CNN.

From 1985-2010, viewers watched King interview political figures, athletes, celebrities, and many more. It has been recorded that King had over 50,000 interviews that he conducted in his career. After King's show left CNN, he still found a way to reach his audience with his youtube series Larry King Now.

Since 2017, King had to overcome a lot of personal obstacles. He had to overcome a tumor that was found on his lung and recently, both of his children past away in 2020. Despite all of the hardships, King still managed to be upbeat and deliver messages and encouraging words to his fans.

Later in the year, King fell ill with COVID-19 related symptoms and he never fully recovered. In a press release statement made by his management team about King's legacy .

“For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."

"Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”

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