Larry King’s sons have spoken about the devastation of losing their “amazing father” to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are heartbroken over our father’s death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing,” Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King said in a joint statement late Saturday, hours after the 87-year-old TV legend’s death.
“The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was ‘dad,’” said the trio, King’s remaining children after he lost two last year.
“He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments — large, small, or imagined,” they wrote.
“And, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself.
“He was an amazing father, and he was fiercely loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We will miss him every single day of our lives,” the trio of sons said.
“The outpouring of love and the remembrances of his remarkable career have touched us deeply and we are so thankful,” they said, asking for donations to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS in lieu of flowers.
They signed the statement “with deep appreciation.”
The former CNN star died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of death was coronavirus, his sixth wife Julia Alexander confirmed to The Post in a phone interview from her home in Florida.
His death came just months after he lost son Andy and daughter Chaia, who died within 23 days apart of each other.
His eldest remaining son, Larry King Jr., 59, was with Annette Kaye, the second of the legendary newsman’s seven wives.
Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21, were both with his on-off wife Shawn Southwick King, who he was reportedly still married to at the time of his death despite previously filing for divorce and splitting again in 2019.