Legendary talk show host Larry King was died aged 87 at the at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

For 63 years of his life, he was known for his celebrity interviews on his self titled talk shows 'The Larry King Live'  "Larry King Now," and "Politicking with Larry King"

A statement from King's family described him as an amazing father and a loyal friend

 

"We are heartbroken over our father's death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing. The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was 'dad.' He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments -- large, small, or imagined. And, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself"

"He was an amazing father, and he was fiercely loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We will miss him every single day of our lives. The outpouring of love and the remembrances of his remarkable career have touched us deeply and we are so thankful. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask consideration of a donation to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS, to which a debt of gratitude is owed for the wonderful care they provided to our dad in his final years. With deep appreciation, Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King"

He leaves behind his four surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance and

"Funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced later in coordination with the King family, who ask for their privacy at this time," read the statement