Report: Larry King hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 17:54:02-05

Legendary talk show host Larry King, 87, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for COVID-19, a source close to the King family confirms to ABC News. "Larry has fought so many health issues in the last few years and he is fighting this one hard too, he's a champ," the source close to the family told ABC News.

King, who hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for 25 years, revealed in 2017 he had been treated for lung cancer. He suffered a major heart attack in 1987 and the tumor was discovered during an annual checkup.

He had an angioplasty in April 2019 and suffered a stroke last year as well. The host went through unbearable tragedy last year when two of his children died less than a month apart. His son, Andy, died of a heart attack in July and his daughter, Chaia, died of lung cancer in August.

King is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.