Legendary host Larry King dies at 87 | Digital Trends Spanish
When it comes to interviews with short and direct questions, Larry King is the name that comes to mind. The legendary American presenter died this Saturday, January 23, according to a statement on his personal Twitter account.
“With deep 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.
“For 63 years and across radio, television and digital media platforms, Larry’s thousands of interviews, awards and global accolades are a testament to his unique and enduring talent as a presenter,” the post reads.
& mdash; Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021
The statement recalls that no matter who was on the bench as the interviewee – from the president of the United States to a common person – King preferred short, direct and uncomplicated questions.
“He believed that concise questions led to the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief,” the publication concludes.
According to different reports, the also Emmy winner had been hospitalized since the end of December due to the COVID-19 disease. Although his history of health problems already extended to several years, including the heart attack he suffered in April 2019.
In addition to his multiple interviews, King is also remembered for his various cameos in films such as The Ghostbusters (1984), Dave (1993), Public Enemy (1998) and The couple of the year (2001); and appearances in television productions such as Spin city, Everybody Loves Raymond, Big love and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
In accordance with VarietyKing considered himself more of an interviewer than a journalist, but it was said that he did not prepare for interviews.
“My lack of preparation really forces me to learn and listen,” the legendary presenter declared at the time.