Larry King – host of CNN's Larry King Live, the first worldwide phone-in TV talk show – is celebrating his 50th year in broadcasting in 2007. The Emmy Award-winning host of CNN’s highest-rated program, King has been dubbed "the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever" by TV Guide and "master of the mike" by TIME magazine.
Larry, 86, adopted Andy in 1962 after he married his mother, Alene Akins. Larry and Akins had Chaia in 1969.
Andy passed suddenly a couple of weeks ago, and his daughter, Chaia, died Thursday after battling a chronic illness. Chaia was 51 and Andy was 65.
The “Larry King Live” host is also the father to Larry Jr., from his second marriage, and college-age sons Chance and Cannon, from his most recent marriage to Shawn King.
Larry wrote a children’s book, “Daddy Day, Daughter Day” with Chaia in 1997, in which they both gave their perspectives on his divorce from Akins.
Larry remarried Akins in 1969.
Akins herself died in 2017.
As Page Six first reported, eighty-six-year-old Larry nearly died last year after suffering a stroke.