Her name may not ring a bell, but her face, hidden behind huge glasses, is certainly familiar to you. Famous American TV presenter Larry King has passed away this Saturday, January 23, 2021, plunging the United States into deep mourning. Sad news announced on the deceased's Twitter account with a note written by the company Ora Media, of which the journalist was the co-founder. "With deep sadness, Ora Media announces the passing of our co-founder and friend Larry King, who died at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles", can we read on this publication. His death comes after hospitalization due to Covid-19 when he suffered from type 2 diabetes and had experienced many medical problems including several heart attacks and lung cancer.
Tributes from all over the world
If a whole country is crying today for the man with the multicolored ties and tight fitting suspenders, it is because Larry King was one of the most influential figures in American television history. He presented the show for 25 years Larry King Live sure CNN, interviewing at the same time all the American presidents since 1974, senior leaders of other countries (Yasser Arafat, Vladimir Poutine, …) and the greatest artists of the cultural world (Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Barbara Streisand, .. .). A huge career hailed as it should be by his company: "The thousands of interviews collected, awards and praise received by Larry King over 63 years testify to his unique talent as a host." His memory has been praised by many personalities, including Vladimir Putin. "The president has always appreciated his great professionalism and his indisputable journalistic authority", announced the spokesperson for Russian head of state Dmitry Peskov. Proof of the aura of a man who gathered more than a million viewers every night to his iconic show.
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