Celebrities, journalists, political figures, former colleagues and more described the iconic interviewer best known for his long-running CNN show “Larry King Live” as a “legend,” “hero” and “master” of his trade.
CNN President Jeff Zucker remembered King as “the scrappy young man from Brooklyn” whose interviews “truly put the network on the international stage.”
Others shared anecdotes, images and clips of King in action:
Thanks for the countless interviews and insights, Larry King. You understood human triumph and frailty equally well, and that is no easy feat. There was no one else like you, and you shall be missed. Rest with the heavens now.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 23, 2021
Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer. pic.twitter.com/1JsXeeZYEk— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2021
Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who become a newsman who interviewed the newsmakers. He conducted over 50,000 interviews that informed Americans in a clear and plain way.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 23, 2021
New York sends condolences to his family and many friends.
Sad news. CNN confirms that legendary talk show host Larry King has died. King was 87 years old.— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace to an absolute icon in the broadcasting industry. Larry King was a part of so many huge moments you can’t even begin to process. He was 87 years old.— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) January 23, 2021
Larry King was a giant of broadcasting and a master of the TV celebrity/statesman-woman interview.— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 23, 2021
His name is synonymous with CNN and he was vital to the network’s ascent. EVERYONE wanted to be on Larry King Live. May he Rest in Peace.https://t.co/XTgeMqjmcg
RIP Larry King!!!! I loved the easy breezy format of his CNN show, and his amazing voice.— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry King ✌🏼— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) January 23, 2021
RIP Larry King, one of my favorite interviews and the best in the biz. So grateful I got to sit at your table. 💔— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 23, 2021