Tim McGraw Pays Tribute To Larry King: 'He Was One Of A Kind'

Tim McGraw Pays Tribute To Larry King: 'He Was One Of A Kind'

Tim McGraw Pays Tribute To Larry King: 'He Was One Of A Kind'

After the news broke on Saturday (January 23) of the death of legendary broadcaster Larry King, country artist Tim McGraw took to social media to tribute King.

The country singer shared a clip from an old interview he had with King, noting his welcoming spirit and genuine interest in listening to his guests while talking with them.

"I’ve had several opportunities throughout my career to sit and talk with Mr King," he wrote in the caption. "Some of my favorite discussions and interviews. Always welcoming, knowledgeable and generous with his interest in the discussion…"

McGraw added, "Wish we had more shows like his to get to know folks on a different level. He was one of kind."

See the full post below.

King died Saturday morning at the age of 87. Though no official cause of death has been revealed, the beloved TV personality was recently hospitalized with COVID-19. The news was announced in a message shared on King's Twitter account, which can be read below.

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief. Larry’s interviews from his 25-year-run on CNN’s Larry King Live and his Ora Media programs Larry King Now and Politicking With Larry King are consistently referenced by media outlets around the world and remain part of the historical record of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Ora Media sends our condolences to his surviving children Larry Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family."

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