American TV & radio host, Larry King has kicked the bucket at the age of 87.

The paid spokesman was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in late December after testing positive for the coronavirus.

King, whose career spanned more than six decades, had type 2 diabetes and suffered from lung cancer, angina and heart attacks in recent years.

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King’s fame in broadcasting began in the 1970s with his radio program The Larry King Show, which he hosted on the Mutual Broadcasting System Network.

He then had his own television show, Larry King Live on CNN, between 1985 and 2010, where his guests included politicians, celebrities, sports stars and well-known conspiracy theorists.