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Legendary Talk Show Host Passes Away At 87: Larry King Biography, Wiki, Age Wives, Kids, Net Worth, Cause of Death and FAQs

Larry King Biography, Wiki

Larry King was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer.

With his celebrity interviews, political debates and topical discussions, King wasn’t just an enduring on-air personality. He also set himself apart with the curiosity he brought to every interview, whether questioning the assault victim known as the Central Park jogger or billionaire industrialist Ross Perot, who in 1992 rocked the presidential contest by announcing his candidacy on King’s show.

Did Larry King die?

King had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday at the age of 87.

Larry King Age

Born on November 19, 1933, Larry King was 87 years old at the time of death.

How many wives did Larry King have? Who was Larry King married to?

Larry King was married 8 times, to seven women in his life.

He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952 at age 19, which ended the following year at the behest of their parents. King was later briefly married to Annette Kaye, who gave birth to his son, Larry Jr., in November 1961.

In 1961, King married his third wife, Alene Akins, a Playboy Bunny, at one of the magazine’s eponymous nightclubs. King adopted Akins’ son Andy in 1962; the couple divorced the following year.In 1963, King married his fourth wife, Mary Francis “Mickey” Stuphin, who divorced King. He remarried Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969. The couple divorced a second time in 1972.

On September 25, 1976, King married his fifth wife, mathematics teacher and production assistant Sharon Lepore. The couple divorced in 1983.

King met businesswoman Julie Alexander in 1989 and proposed to her on the couple’s first date on August 1, 1989. Alexander became King’s sixth wife on October 7, 1989, when the two were married in Washington, D.C. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.

He became engaged to actress Deanna Lund in 1995, after five weeks of dating, but they remained unmarried.

King with his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, and their children, Chance and Cannon

In 1997, he married his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, born in 1959. The couple had two children: Chance and Cannon. He was also stepfather to Arena Football League quarterback Danny Southwick. Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in on August 20, 2019.

Larry King wives ages

King’s wives’ ages are not available on the internet.

How many children/kids did Larry King have?

From his seven wives, King had five children and nine grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren. Both of his children with Alene, Andy and Chaia, died within weeks of each other in August 2020, Andy at 65 from a heart attack and Chaia at 51 from lung cancer.

Did Larry King get the vaccine?

Larry King, the broadcast interviewer who became the star of a top-rated U.S. cable talk show, has died in Los Angeles, according to a statement on his Twitter account. He had recently undergone treatment for Covid-19.

CNN had earlier reported he was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Larry King cause of death

Ora Media confirmed the death of Larry King in a statement posted on Mr. King’s own Twitter account.

He had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday at the age of 87. The statement did not specify a cause of death, but Mr. King had recently been treated for Covid-19. In 2019, he was hospitalized for chest pains and said he had also suffered a stroke.

No cause of death is officially revealed yet.


What was Larry King’s net worth?

Even early on at the cable news channel, King stood out as a popular personality. In 1990, King signed a then-record, five-year $8 million contracts, the Los Angeles Times reported. In 1998, his pay had reached $7 million per year, according to The New York Times.

By 2010 — King’s final year at CNN — his contract was worth $56 million and his net worth was estimated at $144 million, according to TMZ.

King co-founded on-demand digital network and production company Ora TV along with billionaire Carlos Slim King remained a sought-after media figure. Just last year, Variety reported he had signed a $5 million contract to host an entertainment and celebrity interview podcast, “The Millionth Interview.”

The sale of a Beverly Hills mansion owned by King and his former wife, Shawn Southwick King, netted $15.5 million last year. By then, the couple was in the midst of a messy divorce — King’s eighth — and in 2010, TMZ had reported they had no prenuptial agreement.

Did Larry King smoke?

Larry King: “I didn’t do anything right. I smoked sometimes up to three packs per day, ate all the wrong foods, and never exercised. I overlooked occasional chest pain, tossing it up to heartburn. Even though my father had died of a heart attack at age 43, I still thought I was perfect, and it would never happen to me. Subsequently, when I had my heart attack on Feb. 24, 1987, I stopped smoking immediately, that day.”

Was Larry King Jewish?

In an interview, King stated that he was a Jewish agnostic, however, in another interview, he stated that he was fully atheist. In December 2011, King stated that he would like to be cryogenically preserved following his death.

Was Larry King a democrat?

No, he never talked about being democrat or republican.

Did Larry King get the covid vaccine?

It is still unknown. However, he was admitted to a hospital to get treated for COVID-19.

Was Larry King gay?

No, he was not. He never publicly claimed about being gay.

When did Larry King retire?

King retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show – King guest-stars on the TV show “Let’s Be Real” in 2020.

Larry King’s death cause?

The statement did not specify a cause of death, but Mr. King had recently been treated for Covid-19.

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