Overnight, Larry King has died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from COVID. He never made it out even though on Monday I reported he was supposed to leave the hospital. It’s unclear if he did return home. Details are forthcoming.
Larry was still officially married to his wife of 23 years, Shawn Southwick, although they’d negotiated a divorce. He’s survived by Shawn, and sons Larry J., Cannon, and Chance. Larry was married 8 times to 7 women. Last fall, two of his adult children, Andy and Chaia, each died of cancer. They were full brother and sister through their mother, who Larry married twice. He adopted Andy.
On CNN and Mutual Radio, Larry was a King for decades. His nightly shows were must-listen or watch. But in 2010, CNN decided that they were done with him, and Larry joined forces with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and something called ORA TV. He and Southwick started a business with Slim that reaped them millions thanks to infomercials that were shown all over cable TV. It wasn’t like the old days– no celebrities– but Larry made a fortune anyway.
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