US television host Larry King dies aged 87


Broadcaster was best known for a 25-year run as talk show host of CNN’s Larry King Live, interviewing world leaders, entertainers and other celebrities.

Renowned US television broadcaster Larry King has died aged 87 in Los Angeles.

A production company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death on Saturday but media reports said King had been battling COVID-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years, including a near-fatal stroke in 2019 and diabetes.

King’s radio and television broadcasting career spanned more than 60 years.

Millions of people watched him interview world leaders, entertainers and other celebrities on CNN’s Larry King Live, which ran from 1985 to 2010.