Shortly after waking up this morning, I learned that radio and television legend Larry King passed away. He was 87 years old.
He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death has been released, but he was battling COVID-19 only a few weeks ago. It’s safe to say the coronavirus had something to do with his death.
I feel especially sorry for anyone who dies in a hospital these days. Because of the spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, visitors are not allowed. That means Larry King most likely had to die alone, without his loved ones by his side. Of all the ways to die, that has got to be one of the worst. Not only for the person dying but for their loved ones.
Back in the early 1990s, I would listen to Larry King’s radio show. It came on after Rush Limbaugh. Yes, I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh. I voted for Bill Clinton, but I listened to Rush Limbaugh. I didn’t agree with most of what he said, but I appreciated how he presented his ideas. Rush Limbaugh was a master at radio. I haven’t listened to him in years, so I cannot speak about his current radio skills.
Back to Larry King. I remember callers trying to get into it with him over something they disagreed with. He would always get the last word. He would say what he had to say to the caller but act like the caller was speechless and had no retort. It always sounded to me that he hung up on the caller. That was why the caller was speechless because he was no longer on the line.
I think most people know Larry from his interview show on CNN. Who can forget his interview with The Mötley Crüe?
Larry King was a massive Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
I’m pretty sure Larry King was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers when he was a kid.
Personally speaking, I liked Larry King. I enjoyed what he had to contribute to society. I think the world is just a little less awesome without Larry King in it.
In closing, here is one of my favorite clips involving Larry King. Idiot grifter Dave Rubin is trying to interview him live when he gets a phone call from one of his sons. Larry King, being able to prioritize things correctly, takes the call, wisely blowing off the interview with Dave Rubin. Enjoy!