Larry King: Celebrities and colleagues mourn the talk show legend

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Larry King
Celebrities and colleagues mourn the talk show legend

Larry King died at the age of 87.

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Talk show legend Larry King died on Saturday at the age of 87. Celebrities and television colleagues have said goodbye to him.

US show host Larry King has died at the age of 87. That was this Saturday (January 23rd) on his Twitter account announced. At the end of December, the moderator fell ill with Covid-19. Numerous celebrities and colleagues mourn the talk show legend on Twitter and Instagram.

Politics and the news world pay tribute to the "Brooklyn Boy"

From 1985 to 2010 his talk show "Larry King Live" was broadcast almost daily on the US news channel CNN. "We mourn our colleague Larry King," said CNN President Jeff Zucker (55) in a statement. "The Brooklyn boy has had a great career in radio and television. His curiosity for the world drove his award-winning broadcast career, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him. We're so proud of our 25th birthday Years he spent at CNN, where his interviews took the network to the international stage. "

Andrew Cuomo, 63, New York State Governor, wrote on twitter: "Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who became a journalist who interviewed opinion-makers. He conducted over 50,000 interviews that gave Americans clear information. New York offers its condolences to its family and many friends."

Colleague learned a lot from him

British-American presenter Craig Ferguson (58) tweeted: "Larry taught me so much. He was a real person. He probably even taught me that word. Take care dude, thanks for all the laughs." My colleague Andy Cohen (52) wrote on twitter: "RIP Larry King! I liked the relaxed format of his CNN show and his wonderful voice."

Stars valued him as a talk show host

Actress Kirstie Alley (70) tweeted: "RIP Larry King … one of the few talk show hosts who let you speak. Legend." Actor Thomas Lennon (50) was "super nervous" when he spoke to King for the first time, he said in a tweet. "Then I got to know his secret: he was the easiest person to talk to. Real, curious, funny. A nice man and one of the best."

Singer Elton John (73) shared a photo with Larry King on Instagram and wrote: "Always a gentleman. You treated your guests so charmingly. It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your show." Rapper 50 Cent (45) also tweeted a photo with the talk show host and commented it with: "Rest in peace, legend Larry King. May God bless him."

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