Larry King’s son and daughter die within weeks of each other


Two children of longtime talk show host Larry King have died about three weeks apart, a source close to the family told CNN.

Her son Andy King, 65, died unexpectedly in July, while her daughter Chaia King, 52, died earlier this week, the source said.

Further details were not immediately available.

The two children were from King’s 1961 marriage to Alene Atkins. The couple divorced and remarried in 1967, before divorcing again in 1971. King and Chaia co-wrote a children’s book called “Daddy Day, Daughter Day” in 1997, recounting their experiences with divorce.

Atkins passed away peacefully in 2017, Larry King tweeted at the time.

King declined CNN’s request for comment via an Ora TV spokesperson.

The acclaimed TV interviewer hosts “Larry King Now” on Ora TV, where he interviews celebrities, world leaders and internet stars. From 1985 to 2010, King hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live”.

King is also a father of three from previous marriages and a stepfather of two. He separated from his last wife Shawn Southwick in 2019.

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