Former CNN presenter, Larry King, who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers, has died at 87.
US talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87.
The TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus.
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given in the statement.
King, whose career spanned more than six decades and is estimated to have covered more than 50,000 interviews, had Type-2 diabetes and had suffered from lung cancer, angina and heart attacks in recent years.
Larry King, hunched over his desk in rolled-up sleeves and braces, quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians, and entertainers during his career.
He became known for an interview-style that ensured the subjects were the true stars of his programmes and left himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience.