He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A statement from his company, Ora Media, 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 he said he had also suffered a stroke.
A tweet from the television host Piers Morgan raised eyebrows on Saturday. “Larry King was a hero of mine,” he wrote, “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.’”
But, Mr. Morgan continued, “he was a brilliant broadcaster masterful TV interviewer.”
Former President Bill Clinton said he enjoyed his “20+ interviews” with Mr. King, adding, “He gave a direct line to the American people and worked hard to get the truth for them, with questions that were direct but fair.”