Piers Morgan, Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen, 50 Cent and Craig Ferguson have joined other celebrities to pay tributes to Larry King, an ace American broadcaster, who passed away at 87.
The talk show legend breathed his last on Saturday while receiving treatment for COVID-19 at a Loss Angeles hospital.
Several celebrities have taken to their social media pages to react as the news of his death continues to spread.
In a post on his Twitter page, Morgan described the deceased as “a brilliant broadcaster and masterful TV interviewer.”
He also reflected on the face-off between the two, revealing that King was his “hero” until they fell apart after he replaced him at CNN.
“Larry King was a hero of mine 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. (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert). But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer,” he wrote.
Also reacting, Williams, an American broadcaster, expressed her sadness over King’s demise in a terse post.
“Sad news this morning. TV broadcasting legend Larry King has passed away. He was 87. #RIP,” she wrote.
On his part, Cohen wrote:: “RIP Larry King!!!! I loved the easy breezy format of his CNN show, and his amazing voice.”
In the same vein, Kayla Braxton, an American sports broadcaster, wrote: “A true legend gone. RIP #LarryKing.”
Below are tributes from some celebrities:
Larry King was a hero of mine 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.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer. pic.twitter.com/1JsXeeZYEk
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 23, 2021
Larry King was a Brooklyn boy who become a newsman who interviewed the newsmakers. He conducted over 50,000 interviews that informed Americans in a clear and plain way.Advertisement
New York sends condolences to his family and many friends.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 23, 2021
Larry King was a giant of broadcasting and a master of the TV celebrity/statesman-woman interview.Advertisement
His name is synonymous with CNN and he was vital to the network’s ascent. EVERYONE wanted to be on Larry King Live. May he Rest in Peace.https://t.co/XTgeMqjmcg
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 23, 2021
My friend Larry King has died.
It is literally true that thousands of us can make that sad statement this morning. While he was easily caricatured, I’ve never known anybody who made a bigger deal out of the slightest kindness afforded him. #RIPLarryKing
1) 25 years ago… pic.twitter.com/CrA6tleJDH
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 23, 2021
We have lost Larry King. He has died at age 87. I knew Larry only through radio & TV interviews. He was always interesting, gracious and fun. I will miss him.
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) January 23, 2021
A true legend has passed. We had the honor of working with Larry King on our OJ miniseries. Larry graciously agreed to play himself and was so full of stories about how his show became the nightly epicenter for all the personalities involved in that case. https://t.co/gZTQEXf5ql pic.twitter.com/QpN3TkUDKi
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) January 23, 2021
I lost a dear friend and mentor. Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King. pic.twitter.com/eQhSYgPqNy
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 23, 2021
— DJ SCREAM (@DJSCREAM) January 23, 2021
Larry King was indeed the king of broadcasting. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace. @CNN
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 23, 2021
R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him. 🙏🏿🕊 pic.twitter.com/2BwiN5O2rb
— 50cent (@50cent) January 23, 2021
Just heard the awful news about Larry King. He taught me so much. He was a true mensch. He probably even taught me that word.
So long pal, thanks for all the laughs. Say hi to Rickles. #RIPLarryKing
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) January 23, 2021
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