WWE has released a statement on the death of legendary talk show host and interviewer, Larry King.
King had been a frequent guest on WWE shows and had also interviewed several WWE superstars on his own shows.
WWE stated that they were saddened that he had passed away at age 87 and called him a “titan” in the television world with his “The Larry King Show”. They extended their condolences to King’s family and friends.
“Prominent figures from the entertainment, sports, and political worlds graced his show nightly. But King made a special impact on the national coverage of wrestling,” reads the statement.
The statement then goes on to quote what King had previously said about professional wrestlers, calling them incredible athletes with an amazing fan following.
“To me, if someone is interesting, then I am curious. And wrestlers – and wrestling – are interesting,” King said once to Sports Illustrated.
While the family’s statement didn’t release the official cause of death, King had been hospitalized since late December with COVID-19. He also had a number of health problems throughout the years including multiple heart attacks and lung cancer.