Tributes from musicians are pouring in following the death of legendary talk show host Larry King.
The former CNN host — who conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews over his six-decade career — died in Los Angeles after being hospitalized earlier this month with COVID-19, according to a tweet from his official social media account. He was 87.
“R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him,” 50 Cent captioned a photo of himself alongside King on Twitter.
Bocelli remembered the broadcasting giant as a “king of the talk show and legendary face of @CNN” on Twitter. The opera singer added, “A remarkable individual, a great journalist and a good man who loved life deeply.”
Bennett also took to Twitter to remember King. “Whenever you sat down in Larry King’s TV living room you felt like you were just having a conversation with a friend and forgot that millions around the world were watching,” the iconic crooner wrote.
Dion, meanwhile, shared a touching tweet, calling King a “kind gentleman” who “made all of us feel as though we were speaking with a lifelong friend.” She added, “there will never be anyone like him, and he will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to his family & friends.”
See more tributes to King on social media below.
R.i.P To the legend Larry King God bless him. 🙏🏿🕊 pic.twitter.com/2BwiN5O2rb
— 50cent (@50cent) January 23, 2021
I’m sad to learn about Larry King’s passing.He was such a kind gentleman, and he made all of us feel as though we were speaking with a lifelong friend.There will never be anyone like him, and he will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to his family & friends. Celine xx… pic.twitter.com/NBw0hpCDoj
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 23, 2021
— Andrea Bocelli (@AndreaBocelli) January 23, 2021
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 23, 2021
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
Whenever you sat down in Larry King's TV living room you felt like you were just having a conversation with a friend and forgot that millions around the world were watching. Larry, we will miss you.
— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) January 23, 2021
Goodbye and Godspeed to Larry King; a great interviewer and a great listener, and they are not the same thing. He always made me feel as though I were the only person in the room. Condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. pic.twitter.com/mOi5v6RAdB
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 23, 2021
I’m saddened to hear of the passing of #LarryKing he was the real deal and it didn’t matter where you came from, who you were or the colour of your skin, he welcomed everyone with open arms. Media can use more people like Larry. #RIPLarry pic.twitter.com/L43JEk2jnJ
— AKON (@Akon) January 23, 2021
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) January 23, 2021
Am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend and a true legend #LarryKing . I was grateful when he asked me to celebrate his 500th episode milestone with him as he was a nightly presence in my life growing up. He was a singular voice and will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/uCFyy9VDo8
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 23, 2021
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) January 23, 2021
R.I.P Larry King the legend. Time is short. Live to the fullest! pic.twitter.com/vAw1Prnp6P
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) January 23, 2021
Rip Larry King
— MURDA ON THE BEAT (@murdabeatz_) January 23, 2021
RIP Larry King. He knew he was a figure of fun and never minded it, just went on with the job of being Larry King.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 23, 2021
— FLO RIDA (@official_flo) January 23, 2021
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 23, 2021
Wow. Media legend. Interviewed me a few times. R.I.P#larryking
— Boy George (the truth is in your breath) (@BoyGeorge) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry King. A great man I was lucky enough to spend some time around. We will miss ya pic.twitter.com/UUUkFMdtF7
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) January 23, 2021
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) January 23, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry King, Rest In Peace… pic.twitter.com/MceHaBS3Cz
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) January 23, 2021
RIP to the legend, #LarryKing.
Incredibly grateful we had a chance to hang with you a few years back. pic.twitter.com/fd8OLiev7Z
— Steel Panther (@Steel_Panther) January 23, 2021
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) January 23, 2021
R.I.P. the legend Larry King
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 23, 2021
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) January 23, 2021