Broadcast journalist and legendary talk show host Larry King died Saturday. He was 87 years old.

A statement posted to Facebook confirmed the news.
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” the statement said. “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.”

King hosted his CNN television show, “Larry King Live,” for 25 years alongside his Ora Media programs, “Larry King Now,” and “Politicking with Larry King.”

The legendary television host was plagued with health issues over recent years. In 2019, King suffered his third heart attack and, most recently, he was hospitalized for  COVID-19.

An official cause of death has not yet been released. Our prayers go out to his friends, family and colleagues.