Early Saturday morning, news arrived that legendary talk show host Larry King had died at the age of 87. Cause of death has not yet been revealed, though his passing came three weeks after he was reportedly hospitalized with coronavirus complications. As expected, many took to Twitter to remember him and his captivating interviews. Of the many that resurfaced online, a good amount of them featured musical guests.
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) January 23, 2021
American Radio & TV host #LarryKing passed away this morning at the age of 87. A true icon in the media & entertainment world, this is one of my favorite moment.. #RIPLarryKing pic.twitter.com/ec1rGsZB24
— 𝗢𝗹𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗽𝗼|💖 (@ladeehcares) January 23, 2021
— Michel (@mikefoucault) January 23, 2021
There was his interview with the late Mac Miller, in which the Pittsburgh rapper hilariously told King to repeatedly say “bootysniper.” Other iconic moments included one with Snoop Dogg that occurred at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and another with Celine Dion, where she brings King to tears as she sang “My Heart Will Go On.” There was also his conversation with Lady Gaga, in which the singer made sure to rock suspenders just as he had for the past few decades.
Rest In Peace Larry King. What a wonderful life and an iconic career. I'm grateful to have known him. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uz3uavWehj
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 23, 2021
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry King. 💔I grew up watching your interviews and never thought it would happen with me. Such an honor to have sat across the table from u. Legends never die pic.twitter.com/cFy8hGmQfR
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) January 23, 2021
King’s chats with 50 Cent, Tyler The Creator, Tinashe, and more resurfaced online. Some artists shared pictures from their interviews and thank him for his work. Mariah Carey posted an image on Twitter and said she was “grateful to have known him.” Barbra Streisand called him “one of a kind” and Steve Aoki said it was “an honor to have sat across the table from u” adding “legends never die.”
You can check out more musician-based remembrances below.
— Rajeev Balasubramanyam (@Rajeevbalasu) January 23, 2021
— Beyoncé Hub (@theyoncehub) January 23, 2021
— Kemai 👸🏽♥️ (@Original_miyah) January 23, 2021
Every time I hear of Larry King it brings me back to this interview with Mac Miller. What a great guy we lost. Rest In Peace Larry King and Mac 💜 pic.twitter.com/xz7TNWoKq9
— Tyler (@TGTwelve) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace to the 🐐 Larry King 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/6zLQoQN6Ss
— The Gem Factory (@TheGemFactory) January 23, 2021
RIP #LarryKing. in 2014, years before @tylerthecreator would shed rap-centric notoriety for early viral hits like “Yonkers,” King inquired if the young artist Tyler had musical interest outside of hip-hop.
note his reaction to being asked this— at the time, astounding— question. pic.twitter.com/GpGZWFxIEw
— Audiomack (@audiomack) January 23, 2021
One of my favorite Larry King moments was 50 Cent breaking down his Vitamin Water business to him pic.twitter.com/d4pntwMVUF
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) January 23, 2021
RIP Larry King
While established journalists & major networks didn't embrace Hip Hop, Larry welcomed them to his shows. His love for people & curiosity made for authentic, genuine interviews. pic.twitter.com/dc1UJV2nDY
— Ruben | Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1) January 23, 2021
— RYLIC ZANDER (@1Rylic) January 23, 2021
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