RIP! US talk show host Larry King is dead

Popular American talk show host Larry King, has died at the age of 87 in Los Angeles.

He died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the city, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded.

During his six-decade career, which included 25 years hosting his own CNN programme, King interviewed many famous political leaders, celebrities and sports people.

He was treated in hospital for Covid-19 this month, US media say.

Here is the official statement posted on his social media.

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