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Larry King bids farewell to Corona victim Larry King

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Larry King bids farewell to Corona victim Larry King

The world-famous CNN announcer who interviewed politicians and celebrities worldwide has died at the age of 87. King has conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews in his six-decade career, including 25 years of service to the popular CNN. His son has confirmed to the media that he fell ill with corona last December and died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was recently reported to have suffered from a number of health problems, including a heart attack. King was married eight times to seven women and had five children. Two of them also died last week. Daughter Chia died of lung cancer, and son Andy died of a heart attack. King has interviewed every U.S. president during his tenure. His other high-profile guests included Dr Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Lady Gaga. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933, he was named Lawrence Harvey Seeger. In the 1970s, his radio show Larry King Show became famous. In 1985, he launched Larry King Live on CNN. The show, which aired worldwide, was a hit with audiences and won him numerous awards. But some of his interviews were criticized for being biased. By 2010, his ratings had dropped significantly, and critics said King's entry into an era of more aggressive interview styles was outdated. King later announced his retirement. At the age of 77, King told his viewers on his last show on CNN: "I do not know what to say to my audience. How did it take me so long to say goodbye?"