Legendary talk show host, Larry King, was able to get the last word in with his family before passing away at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Shawn King opened up about the final moments with her late husband:
“We were able to do FaceTime in the hospital and it was hard for him to talk, but the one message that he wanted to make sure I heard was, ‘I love you, take care of the boys.’”
Shawn and Larry have two sons, 21-year-old Chance and 20-year-old Cannon. Larry is also survived by his oldest son, 59-year-old Larry King Jr.
There were reports Larry King died from the coronavirus—and while it’s true he did contract COVID-19 in December, the 87-year old actually beat it. According to Shawn, the actual cause of Larry’s death was an infection in the blood stream known as sepsis.
Shawn, who was in the middle of divorce proceeding from the legendary CNN host, said she never thought they would go through with finalizing their split because of their partnership.
“In my heart, I didn’t think it was really going to happen and it never did. We were partners in every sense of the way,” she noted.
At Larry’s funeral service his immediate family paid tribute in the most fitting way possible — they all wore a pair of Larry’s suspenders, his signature accessory.