Legendary broadcaster Larry King dead at 87

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Larry King, America’s most iconic interviewer, who smooched Marlon Brando on-air and even conducted Mideast peace talks during his eponymous CNN show, has died, his official Twitter account announced Saturday morning. The former CNN star died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of death was coronavirus, his sixth wife Julia Alexander told The Post in a phone interview from her home in Florida. “I talked to him in the hospital this past week so I knew his time was short,” Alexander said. “He was extremely weak. I just said Larry I am thinking about you. Everybody is rooting for you. He just couldn’t even talk. He was really very weak.” King, 87, a multiple cancer survivor, had contracted coronavirus earlier this year, but it was not initially reported as a cause of death. In recent days he had appeared to be recovering, and was moved out of the ICU and breathing on his own.