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Television great Larry King, who had been battling COVID-19 in hospital, dies at 87

Television legend and Emmy-winning political host Larry King has died at the age of 87, his company Ora Media said in a statement.

He passed away on Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, the statement said. The post did not state the cause of death.

At the start of January, it was revealed that King had been battling COVID-19 in hospital for ten days.

In November 2019, King revealed that he had suffered a stroke that year and was in a coma "for weeks," according to The Hill. In 2017, he had a cancerous tumor in his lung removed. King was best known for interviewing former presidents and celebrities on his CNN show.

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