US broadcaster Larry King dies aged 87

Larry King, giant of American broadcasting, has died at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, the BBC reports.

He died on Saturday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the city, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded.

During his six-decade career, which included 25 years hosting his own CNN programme, King interviewed many famous political leaders, celebrities and sports people.

He was treated in hospital for Covid-19 this month, US media say.

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