By Kwame Ismail Nkurunziza
Larry King, a well-known TV broadcaster who gained global stardom because of his popular prime time show LARRY KING Live, has today died of COVID-19 symptoms at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Low Angeles.
The 87-year-old suspender wearing interviewer is said to have conducted 50,000 interviews during his career that included renowned public figures like Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Vladmir Putin, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump and thousands of celebrities.
Born to Jewish Orthodox immigrant parents in Brookyln, New York, the young boy grew up dreaming of a career in radio.
He got a breakthrough in 1957 and became well-known around the US households in 1978.
In I985 King was given an opportunity to host a prime show by CNN and hosted it until 2010 when he was replaced by British TV personality Piers Morgan.
The broadcaster caused controversy in 2019 when he started hosting a political show on Russia Today (RT) a news outlet that is seen as a propaganda tool by a good number of Americans.
King married 8 times and survived major medical complications throughout his life.
In 1987 he survived a heart attack, lung cancer in 2017 and stroke in 2019. Asked what he was most proud of, he said it was his children and the many awards he won during his career.
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