Popular American talk show host Larry King, has died at the age of 87 in Los Angeles.

He died on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the city, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded.

During his six-decade career, which included 25 years hosting his own CNN programme, King interviewed many famous political leaders, celebrities and sports people.

He was treated in hospital for Covid-19 this month, US media say.

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Here is the official statement posted on his social media.

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