Larry King left an inheritance worth approximately 2 million for his children, an amount that would not include any money he may have put into trusts, in a handwritten will before two of them tragically died, according to US media. The legendary announcer wrote his last wishes by hand specifying that all his money should be "divided equally between my sons Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr, Chance & Cannon," reports TMZ . In total, it is estimated that the presenter had a legacy of 140 million. King passed away on January 23 at age 87 from coronavirus.
The CNN star made this will on October 17, 2019 before his two oldest children Chaia, 51, and Andy, 65, passed away with a month apart last year. This also happened two months after he filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, who was not mentioned in the document.
Larry King Jr. tries to have the court appoint him as administrator of his father's estate, since the The host was still in the middle of a divorce when he passed away last month after several weeks in hospital for coronavirus.
King was married no less than eight times and to seven different women. With them he had five different children, of whom only three survive. “I'm a good father, nothing is better than fatherhood,” he confessed to People magazine in early 2020. “Every day I pinch myself a little. Look at what I've managed to become. If you look at it in general, I have had a good life, "he said.
Lawrence Zeiger, his real name, debuted on a local radio station in Miami (Florida) where he provided colored notes for the games of the local American football team, the Miami Dolphins. He joined the CNN team in 1985. The secret to his success was taking the public calling style that prevailed on radio and turning it into a way of doing television. His career was meteoric, and in the 1990s he was already earning seven million euros a year, according to The New York Times . His television production company, Ora TV, earned him up to $ 5 million a year.
The last years of his life were hard on King. His divorce was a blow, and in February 2020 he explained to People that "the big age difference ends up taking a toll." In addition, he attributed their differences to the fact that his wife was a "very religious" Mormon and he "an atheist and agnostic, which causes certain problems." Even so, she affirmed that she continued to bond with them a lot of affection and that she would “always” worry about her. So much so that his monthly pension exceeded 27,000 euros.
Health always gave him problems: diabetes, lung cancer, a five-fold bypass in 1987, angina in 2019 and a stroke a month later that left him in a coma. But the hardest part of his life was the death, very often, of his offspring.