Andy Cohen and Ryan Seacrest lead stars in mourning the loss of Larry King who died at the age of 87

Andy Cohen and Ryan Seacrest lead stars in mourning the loss of legendary talk show host Larry King who died at the age of 87 after COVID-19 battle

Legendary radio and television talk show host, Larry King, died at the age of 87 on Saturday morning, weeks after battling COVID-19. 

Bravo patriarch Andy Cohen and media magnate Ryan Seacrest lead the stars in mourning the loss of the beloved interviewer who passed away in Los Angeles.

‘RIP Larry King!!!!,’ Cohen tweeted shortly after news broke. ‘I loved the easy breezy format of his CNN show, and his amazing voice.’ 

‘I lost a dear friend and mentor,’ Seacrest wrote. ‘Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King. 

'I lost a dear friend and mentor,' Seacrest wrote. 'Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King.

‘I lost a dear friend and mentor,’ Seacrest wrote. ‘Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King.

'RIP Larry King!!!!,' Cohen tweeted shortly after news broke. 'I loved the easy breezy format of his CNN show, and his amazing voice.'

‘RIP Larry King!!!!,’ Cohen tweeted shortly after news broke. ‘I loved the easy breezy format of his CNN show, and his amazing voice.’

No cause of death was given, however, it comes three weeks after King was revealed to have been hospitalized with coronavirus 10 days earlier. 

‘With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,’ the company said in a statement.

‘Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.’ 

‘Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer,’ Piers Morgan wrote.

'Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer,' Piers Morgan wrote

‘Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer,’ Piers Morgan wrote

Viola Davis shared a picture of King and wrote: 'Oh no!!!! RIP Larry King...what a Titan you were! On of our true icons. You are no longer in pain. Rest well.'

Viola Davis shared a picture of King and wrote: ‘Oh no!!!! RIP Larry King…what a Titan you were! On of our true icons. You are no longer in pain. Rest well.’

'R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him,' 50 Cent wrote across a tweet alongside a picture of the famed host.

‘R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him,’ 50 Cent wrote across a tweet alongside a picture of the famed host.

Viola Davis shared a picture of King and wrote: ‘Oh no!!!! RIP Larry King…what a Titan you were! On of our true icons. You are no longer in pain. Rest well.’

‘R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him,’ 50 Cent wrote across a tweet alongside a picture of the famed host. 

King was reportedly transferred out of the ICU on Jan. 4, but had remained in hospital for treatment. 

A source told NBC that King may have contracted coronavirus through a healthcare worker at his home. One of his sons, who has not been named, has also tested positive, they said 

Director and actor Kevin Smith shared: ‘RIP to radio/TV/digital news legend @kingsthings. It was an honor to watch you do your thing, both on @CNN and in person. My Dad always asked me “Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?” Would’ve blown his mind to know that, one day, it would be his son. Thanks for that.’ 

William Shatner shared: ‘I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Larry King. Condolences to his family.’

Director and actor Kevin Smith reminisced on talking about Larry King with his own later father, and Smith's visit to the show 'would've blown his mind'

Director and actor Kevin Smith reminisced on talking about Larry King with his own later father, and Smith’s visit to the show ‘would’ve blown his mind’

William Shatner shared: 'I'm saddened to hear about the passing of Larry King. Condolences to his family.'

William Shatner shared: ‘I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Larry King. Condolences to his family.’

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