Talk Show Icon Larry King Dies at 87 Years Old due to COVID-19

Talk Show Icon Larry King Dies at 87 Years Old due to COVID-19

He was an “American treasure.” One of the best known broadcasters in the U.S. with his trademark suspenders and raspy voice, the 87-year-old Larry King died Saturday in Los Angeles after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Over six decades, King interviewed 50,000 people from all walks of life, from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to actress Elizabeth Taylor, and the iconic Marlon Brando– who many people think is one of the greatest actors of our time, and from scandal-ridden celebrities to former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Fellow star interviewer Katie Couric called him a “broadcasting legend,” while Oprah Winfrey tweeted, “It was always a treat to sit at your table.”

Larry King has always been very kind to myself and all of our news staff, and has been very giving of his time, and has even been a Co-Host on our TV show: Entertainment Today and Entertainment & Sports Today about 10 times, and did interviews with famous celebrities for our TV show. 

In our featured photo is our reporter Melanie Murphy interviewing Larry at a Gala Show at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Melanie said that Larry was “very approachable” and “makes you feel like you are talking with an old friend.” 

Melanie talked with Larry about the great interview he had with the legendary Frank Sinatra. Larry told Melanie, that he was the very last person to ever interview Sinatra!  Below is a link to the full May 13, 1988 Larry King interview (It says March 13 on the screen in error) with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, the one and only Frank Sinatra, as repeated on December 26, 1997 in honor of Frank’s then recent 82nd birthday. As Sinatra rarely gave interviews, this one turned out to be his final major one. Enjoy!  (40) Sinatra’s Final Major Interview – Larry King Live – May 13, 1988 – YouTube

Below Larry is posing with our TV show host: Margie Rey, and with our Producer: Steve Taylor: 

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