Tributes for CNN’s Interviewer Larry King

King during an interview session Larry King

Tributes have begun pouring in for legendary CNN interviewer Larry King who passed away on Saturday at 87.

Ora Media revealed in a social media post that King died in Cedars Sinai hospital, in Los Angeles, where he had been hospitalised.

King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show , an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

He won the Peabody Award for Excellence in broadcasting for both his radio (1982) and television (1992) shows. He also won 10 CableACE awards for Best.

King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show , an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

Read some  Twitter reactions about his death:

“It was always a treat to sit at your table. And hear your stories. Thank you, Larry King – Opera 

“We mourn the passing of our colleague Larry King. The scrappy young man from Brooklyn had a history-making career spanning radio and television.”

R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him. 🙏🏿🕊 https://t.co/2BwiN5O2rb.@50Cent

“He treated every guest the same. It didn’t matter if it was a president or…somebody off the street,” Wendy Walker, former executive producer of “Larry King Live,” says about the broadcasting legend, adding that he “never wanted to be prepared” for interviews. https://t.co/xUHpLkJpKO.@CNN

RIP to the 🐐

 Larry King was such a kind man with genuine respect and curiosity for everyone he met. One of my favorite memories was when he called me “a different kind of person” in our first interview. I’m going to miss hanging out with him.

Larry King is a massive inspiration to absolutely every broadcaster. I always loved his inquisitive and conversational style of interviewing 🎙 Rest In Peace Mr King 👑 https://t.co/eHOC1ykxTg@ChrisVanVliet

“I don’t pretend to know it all,” Larry King in an interview with Associated Press in 1995 #LarryKing.@mediacareerngr

“I never learned anything while I was talking.”

– Larry King, RIP.@lopp

One thing that stood Larry King out, besides his great interviewing skills, was his deep and genuine interest in people, and it showed. The intense, friendly gaze at his subjects and the well known short questions. For #LarrryKing, the show was about the guest and not the host. From Larry we learnt the fine art of interviewing (with the trademark suspenders to boot, 🙂 ), but also the need to put a soul into the work. Great journalism exudes great humanity, its ultimate end aimed at the common good. From tributes from colleagues, this was a sweet and unforgettable soul, and his personality reflected on his work.
Without the humane touch, it’s all noise. In the end, it should be all about HUMANITY.
– Betty Abah

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