Larry King, the celebrated television and radio host, has died at the age of 87, weeks after battling COVID-19.

King’s production company announced his death in a statement on Saturday.

‘With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,’ the company said.

‘Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.’

No cause of death was given, however, it comes three weeks after King was hospitalized with coronavirus.

He was reported to have been moved out of the ICU on January 4 after 10 days, but had remained in hospital for treatment.

King is thought to have caught the virus from a health care worker visiting his home, a source told NBC. One of his sons, who has not been named, has also tested positive, they said.

His advanced age and poor health are a cause for concern and place him at elevated risk. He had suffered numerous health issues in the past, including a heart attack, prostate and lung cancer, a stroke, and type two diabetes.

Despite his ailing health, he had continued hosting a weekly talk show, Politicking with Larry King, until his death.


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