Larry King's sons have spoken of the devastation of losing their "incredible father" to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are heartbroken by the death of our father and, along with our extended family, mourn his passing," said Larry King, Jr., Chance King and Cannon King in a joint statement on Saturday night, hours after the ceremony. 87-year-old television legend dies.
“The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was 'daddy',” said the trio, King's remaining children after losing two last year.
"He was the man who was obsessed with our daily schedule and our well-being, and who was so proud of our accomplishments - big, small or imagined," they wrote.
“And, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself.
“He was a great father, and he was fiercely loyal to those who were lucky enough to call him a friend. He will be missed every day of our lives, ”said the trio of sons.
“The outpouring of love and memories of his remarkable career touched us deeply and we are very grateful for it,” they said, asking for donations to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS instead of flowers.
They signed the declaration “with deep gratitude”.
The former CNN star died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of death was the coronavirus, his sixth wife Julia Alexander confirmed to the Post in a telephone interview from her home in Florida.
Her death came just months after losing her son Andy and daughter Chaia, who died 23 days apart.
His eldest son, Larry King Jr., 59, was with Annette Kaye, the legendary journalist's second seven women.
Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21, were both with wife Shawn Southwick King, who he was apparently still married to at the time of his death, despite filing for divorce and separation in 2019.