Larry King Dies – level 2

28-01-2021 07:00

Larry King was a famous talk show host and he died last week in Los Angeles, US, at the age of 87.

King’s career lasted almost 60 years and he became famous worldwide. He had his own talk show called ‘Larry King Live’ which ran on CNN for 25 years. King did interviews with around 50,000 politicians and celebrities. These people were for example US presidents, the Dalai Lama, and the American singer Lady Gaga. In his life, King got many rewards, but some people criticized him, too. King’s style was not aggressive, and he did not force his guests to answer.

Media said that King was in hospital with COVID-19 last month, but they did not say if he died from it.

Difficult words: talk show (a TV program in which a person talks to famous people), host (a person who invites guests to a TV program and talks to them), reward (a prize for someone who does something very good or important).

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