The ‘Thriller’ singer’s brother, Tito Jackson, shared the statement following the announcement of the death of the ‘The Larry King Show’ host. The Jackson family pointed out the extensive and successful career of the legendary host and looked back on the standards he set for others in the Entertainment business.
As we reported, Larry King died earlier today from complications from Coronavirus, and the Jackson family jointed a host of other celebrities paying homage to this incredible man.
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“We celebrate the life of our friend Larry King. A legend in the media that held up incomparable standards that will be missed today. The Jackson Family,” Tito shared on Instagram.
Michael Jackson and Larry King were friends and the broadcaster opened up about his death following the tragic day in 2009. As you know, MJ died of acute propofol intoxication after receiving an in-home drip, from his doctor, of the powerful sedative. Cameras caught up with King following MJ’s death, where he compared the shocking news to the moment he found out about John Lennon, Elvis, and Princess Diana’s deaths.
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“I was just with him,” Larry revealed, describing sitting with the King of Pop at a table for a recent awards ceremony. “He was magic,” the broadcaster continued — reminiscing about seeing MJ in the late ’70s during a sold-out concert.
As we reported, Larry King died early Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being hospitalized with COVID-19. The legendary broadcaster was placed in ICU after arriving at the hospital over a week ago but was transferred to a regular hospital room after being able to breathe on his own.
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As we reported, a ton of celebrities mourned the loss of the famous on-air personality including Ryan Seacrest, who paid tribute to the talk show host on Instagram.
“I lost a dear friend and mentor. Truly an American treasure. Rest in peace, Larry King,” Seacrest posted, alongside a picture of King on the set of his hit CNN talk show.
As we reported, Larry has a rough few months leading up to his death including losing two of his adult children just several weeks apart. Larry’s son Andy unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack just weeks after his daughter died from lung cancer.