Larry King during a recording of his Larry King Live program at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Wikipedia)
WASHINGTON: Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died.
He was 87.
His son, Chance, confirmed King’s death Saturday morning, CNN reported.
King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people.
He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.
A statement was posted on his verified Facebook announcing his passing.
(With inputs from CNN)