The popular American television host Larry King has gone through a terrible tragedy. According to the reports, his son Andy king who was 65 passed away in July due to a heart attack, and his daughter Chaia King, who was 52 passed away earlier this week after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 1962, when Larry and Alene Akins got married, they had adopted Andy in 1969, and then they had Chaia. Although the couple got divorced the following year, they ended up getting married again in 1969. In 1972, they split again. Larry along with his daughter Chaia was the co-author for ‘Daddy Day, Daughter Day’ which gave the outsiders a glimpse of the divorce between him and Akins.
Who is Larry King?
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, more popularly known as Larry King is an American host who gained fame when he hosted the ‘Larry King Show’ in 1978. Earlier, he used to work as a journalist in Florida and went on to do radio shows. King was born to Jennie and Aaron Zeiger. His father died due to a heart attack and numerous numbers in his family have a history of heart diseases. King started to work on the radio to support his mother. He started working for the Miami Radio and then went on to do television hosting. King has also been a part of several controversies. In 1990, during an interview in ‘The Joan Rivers Show’ when he was asked who was the ugliest during Miss America Pageant, he replied taking Miss Pennsylvania’s name after which he apologized to her.
Larry King’s Marriages:
Larry King has been married 8 times. In 1952, he married Freda Miller when he was 19. In 1951, he married Annette Kaye with whom he has a son Larry Junior. Later on in 1961, he married Alene Akins and adopted Andy and later had Chaia. In 1963, he married Mary Francis and in 1976, he married Sharon Lepore who was a mathematics teacher. In 1989, he married Julie Alexander and in 1995, he was engaged to Deanna Lund. He married Shawn Southwick in 1997. Currently, he is single and had divorced all of them before getting married. He has five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren from all his marriages. In 1987, King had a major heart attack and had to get a bypass done. He has been undergoing a cardiology diagnostic test. In 2017, he had to undergo a surgery to remove a lung tumor and in 2019 he had a stroke when he tried to contemplate suicide as he said he did not want to live anymore.
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