Celebrities react to Larry King's death: 'A true legend gone'
Larry King, legendary talk show host and a broadcast pioneer, dies at the age of 87.
The host of CNN's "Larry King Live" and a broadcast pioneer died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company Ora Media announced.
"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," a statement reads.
It continues: "Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows' titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief."
The host of CNN's "Larry King Live" and a broadcast pioneer, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company Ora Media announced. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
British broadcaster Piers Morgan simply tweeted: "RIP Larry King, 87. A television legend."
Morgan went on to call King a "brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer" in a second tweet.
"RIP Larry King.. one of the only talk show hosts who let you talk. Lengendary," actress Kirstie Alley said.
"Star Trek" actor George Takei thanked King for the "countless interviews" over the years.