Television and radio personality Larry King died on Saturday at the age of 87. 

King passed away while receiving treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center located in Los Angeles, California. He was first hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.

Ora Media, his TV production company, shared this news via Twitter, but didn’t clarify if COVID-19 was his cause of death. 

Along with contracting the virus, King had various health issues that he struggled with through the years, which included his 2019 stroke that was nearly fatal, as well as diabetes. 

Fans and friends of the television icon shared memories and their condolences through social media when they heard the news. 

King was in the entertainment business for 63-years, and within those years, he interviewed important individuals including presidents, leaders of other countries, various celebrities and more. 

In his career, he interviewed more than 50,000 individuals, according to NBC News. His CNN special "Larry King Live" ran for 25-years and since 2012, he focused on "Larry King Now" on Ora TV.

“Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience,” Ora Media stated. 

He’s survived by his children Larry Jr., Chance and Cameron.

Veteran US talk show host Larry King has been hospitalised with Covid-19 Veteran US talk show host Larry King has been hospitalised with Covid-19 Photo: AFP / ANGELA WEISS