Larry King's primary cause of death revealed
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Publishing date:Feb 15, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 1 minute read
Larry King poses for portrait as the Friars Club and Crescent Hotel honours him for his 86th birthday at Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 25, 2019. PHOTO BY RODIN ECKENROTH /Getty Images / Files
Veteran newsman Larry King’s primary cause of death was sepsis, his death certificate has confirmed.
The iconic TV host passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, at the age of 87, after contracting coronavirus.
And after his estranged wife, Shawn King, insisted the legendary broadcaster had “beat” the virus but couldn’t overcome an infection, People has obtained Larry’s death certificate, which suggests he suffered from underlying health conditions, acute hypoxic respiratory failure and kidney failure, which led to sepsis.
After his passing, Shawn said, “It was an infection, it was sepsis. Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that.
“You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just… it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”
Larry King's wife planning to contest his will: Report
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Feb 16, 2021 • 1 day ago • 2 minute read
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 14, 2003, TV and radio interviewer Larry King and his wife Shawn Southwick arrive for the premiere of "Bruce Almighty" at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles. - The iconic TV and radio interviewer Larry King died January 23, 2021, at the age of 87, his media company said. Ora Media did not state a cause of death but media reports said King had been battling Covid-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
In this file photo taken on May 14, 2003, TV and radio interviewer Larry King and his wife Shawn Southwick arrive for the premiere of "Bruce Almighty" at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles. Photo by CHRIS DELMAS /AFP via Getty Images
Larry King’s wife, Shawn Southwick King, reportedly plans to contest his will.
The 87-year-old broadcaster – who died last month – amended an official document detailing how he wanted his assets divided in the event of his death on Oct. 17, 2019, two months after he filed for divorce from his seventh wife, and left all of his fortune to his children, including two who passed away less than a year after he wrote the will.
However, according to Entertainment Tonight, Shawn – who was married to Larry for 22 years – is now planning to contest the will in court after being left out of it entirely.
The handwritten document requested all of Larry’s estate be divided equally among his offspring, Andy, 65, and Chaia, 51 – who died in July and August 2020 respectively – and Larry Jr., 59, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20.
It stated: “This is my Last Will & Testament. It should replace all previous writings. In the event of my death, any day after the above date I want 100 per cent (written above illegible crossed-out words) of my funds to be divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr., Chance & Cannon.”
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Larry Jr. has requested to be appointed administrator of his father’s estate, noting his dad was going through a divorce from the mother of his half-siblings at the time of his death.
Larry was hospitalized in December after contracting coronavirus, but Shawn previously revealed he had died of sepsis and had “beat” the virus before he passed away.
“It was an infection, it was sepsis. He was finally ready to go, I will tell you that,” she said. “You know, he never wanted to go, but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things, and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll, and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”