Legendary Broadcaster 'Larry King' Dies at Age 87 1
Photo/AP Larry King, March 2005 on the set of ‘Larry King Live’ at CNN studios.

Larry King died Saturday at age 87, and social media was quick to pay tribute to the Legendary Broadcaster. Memories of the longtime CNN host’s kindness, warmth, and influence.

King had been hospitalized with COVID-19. He passed away Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also paid tribute, writing, “Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who become a newsman who interviewed the newsmakers. He conducted over 50,000 interviews that informed Americans in a clear and plain way. New York sends condolences to his family and many friends.”

Former ESPN broadcaster Keith Olbermann wrote, “My friend Larry King has died. It is literally true that thousands of us can make that sad statement this morning. While he was easily caricatured, I’ve never known anybody who made a bigger deal out of the slightest kindness afforded him.”

Larry King mourned the death of two of his children, Andy and Chaia King, who died in August of 2020 within weeks of each other.

The veteran television host, 86, shared the news of both deaths simultaneously in an announcement, Andy, 65, died “unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 28” and Chaia, 51, “passed on August 20, only a short time after having been diagnosed with lung cancer.”

Funeral arrangements and plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later time, in coordination with the King family. Continue reading on MSN