Larry King: US talk show host dies weeks after testing positive for COVID-19

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US talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87.

The TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus.

King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given in the statement.

King, whose career spanned more than six decades, had Type-2 diabetes and had suffered from lung cancer, angina and heart attacks in recent years.

During his career, King, hunched over his desk in rolled-up sleeves and braces, quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers.

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