Larry King, the 87-year-old broadcasting legend best known for his long-running guest interview show on
The former Larry King Live host has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, according to Roger Friedman’s
DailyMail.com has sought comment from King’s publicist.
Larry King, the 87-year-old broadcasting legend best known for his long-running guest interview show on CNN, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it has been reported
His wife of 23 years, Shawn King, and their two sons, Chance (left) and Cannon (right), cannot see him
King is best known to international audiences as the host of CNN’s Larry King Live, which ran on the all-news network from 1985 until 2010
King’s advanced age and poor health are a cause for concern and place him at elevated risk.
King has had numerous health issues, including a heart attack, prostate and lung cancer, and type two diabetes.
Aside from his poor health, King must also deal with the fact that his loved ones cannot visit him in the hospital, according to Friedman.
His wife of 23 years, Shawn King, 61, and their two sons, Chance and Cannon, cannot see him.
King filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years Shawn, 61, in August 2019, five months after suffering a stroke. He is said to be on good terms with his estranged wife, who is communicating with King while he is hospitalized
Last summer, two of Larry King’s children died within the span of a month, his granddaughter told DailyMail.com. King’s son Andy, 65, died suddenly on July 28 from what his family believe to be a heart attack. He was followed by his sister, King’s daughter Chaia, 52, who died on August 19 following a battle with lung cancer. Pictured l-r: King on Father’s Day in June with his son Larry Jr, Cannon, Chance, Andy and daughter Chaia
But doctors and nurses at the hospital are facilitating communication between King and his loved ones.
King and his wife are still legally married and said to be on good terms despite the fact that they were in the process of divorcing.
In August 2019, Larry filed for divorce from Shawn just five months after suffering a stroke.
This has been a tragic year for the veteran television personality.
In August, his granddaughter told DailyMail.com that two of his five children passed away within the span of a month.
King’s son Andy, 65, died suddenly on July 28 from what his family believed to be a heart attack.
He was followed by his sister, King’s daughter Chaia, 52, who died on August 19 following a battle with lung cancer.
King’s granddaughter Jillian, 31, said at the time that the 87-year-old TV show host was still recovering from his stroke and unable to travel from Los Angeles due to
‘Everyone’s feeling pretty bad and broken. Larry is really hurt and upset,’ Jillian told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview in August.
‘He was very sick last year. His kids were all taking very close care of him. He’s upset that he’s lost them now.’
King has three other children; Larry Jr, 58, from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye, and sons Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, from his marriage to Shawn King.
Bereaved Jillian described her shock when she heard the news of her father Andy’s sudden passing – even while she was dealing with yet another death, of her father-in-law in Kentucky earlier in July.