Larry King: Veteran US broadcaster dies after contracting COVID-19

Larry King: Veteran US broadcaster dies after contracting COVID-19

- America, not just CNN, has lost its finest broadcaster, Larry King

- King died on Saturday, January 23, at a hospital in Los Angeles after contracting COVID-19

- The late journalist passed on at the age of 87 having conducted more than 50,000 interviews

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Larry King, considered as the giant of United States (US) broadcasting has been reported dead after he struggled for months with COVID-19 complications.

BCC reports that King died on Saturday, January 23, at the age of 87 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

A statement from Ora Media, a production company he co-founded said about him:

"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.

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"Whether he was interviewing a US 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."
Larry King: Veteran US broadcaster dies after contracting COVID-19
Larry King died at the age of 87 years after his struggle with COVID-19 (Photo: @kingsthings)
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In his more than 60-year career, King was known to have covered over 50,000 interviews in which he quizzed prominent world leaders, politicians, and entertainers.

As one of his mannerisms during work hours, the famous CNN journalist usually hunched over his desk with sleeves rolled-up and eyes peeled

Meanwhile, since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria back in early 2020, the number of infections recorded on Friday, January 22, 1,964 was, without doubt, the highest-ever daily number of cases so far.

Added to this, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet reported that the nation lost seven persons to the virus in just one day. At the moment, the number of recorded cases is 116,655, while there are 93,646 recoveries and 1,485 deaths.

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Lagos, still leading as the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, had 824 new cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) came behind it with 246 infections.

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