The cause of death of Larry King has been revealed, and the famous television and radio presenter died of sepsis at 87 years old.
The cause of death of Larry King has been revealed, and the famous television and radio presenter died of sepsis. He was 87 years old.
King had two basic conditions, including severe hypoxic respiratory distress – that is, insufficient oxygen in his blood – i.e. end-stage renal disease, also known as renal failure, according to the death certificate obtained by the People.com.
King died Jan. 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death came three weeks after the news broke that he had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The host is said to have been battling the virus since late December.
His wife, Shawn King, however, told ET last month that he had not died from the coronavirus.
“It’s an infection, it’s sepsis,” she told ET. “Well, he’s finally ready to go. I’ll tell you about it. You know, he never wanted to go, but his sweet little body was intact. It was attacked so many times by so many things. He won it, you know, he won it, but it took its toll, and then an unrelated infection took him away, but boy, he’s not going to go down easily. “
Shawn also talked about the difficulty in seeing her husband struggle with his later health issues.
“His mind was not right, his body was going, so it’s hard to testify, because Larry as we knew him, ‘Come on, let’s go, you’re late, get out of here,’ ‘she recalled.” It’s always,’ You’re late. ”
In May 2019, King experienced angina – a type of chest pain – and was initially admitted to the hospital to be tested before he had scheduled angioplasty.
In 1987 King suffered a major heart attack and underwent four-bypass surgery. In his 2004 book Taking on Heart Disease, he admitted to some unhealthy habits before a heart attack.
In September 2017, King was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent surgery to remove the upper lobe and lymph nodes. His representative told ET that he returned to work two weeks later.
In a heartfelt statement shortly after his death, King’s sons Larry King, Jr., 59, Chance King, 21, and Cannon King, 20, mourned their father.
“We are saddened by the death of our father, and we mourn his death with our family. The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but they told us he was a ‘dad’.”
”He loved our daily schedules and our well-being, great. He is the one who has such immense pride in our achievements, small or imagined. And, by this, we in the world know without a doubt that he loved us more than life, that he was a wonderful father, and that he was staunchly loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We miss him every day of our lives.”
“The expression of love and the memories of his remarkable life have touched us deeply and we are so grateful. Instead of flowers, the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS is indebted to us for the wonderful care they provided during our dad’s final years.”