Larry King, the genius of the interview in the United States, passed away on January 23 after being hospitalized for coronavirus. However, his will was handwritten by the CNN star on October 17, 2019. This is my testament. It should replace all previous writings, “he clarified, as the ‘TMZ’ portal has collected. In the letter, the legendary presenter provided that, in the event of his death, he wanted all of his funds to be “divided equally” between his children, Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr. Chance, and Cannon. But the two oldest, Andy and Chaia, passed away a month apart in 2020. He, from a heart attack in July, and she, in August, after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

None of these deaths were foreseen in the last will of Larry King, whose bequest is estimated at approximately two million dollars, not including any money he may have put into trusts. Now, another of his sons, Larry Jr. Chance, has applied to become the presenter’s estate administrator, claiming he was in the middle of divorce proceedings at the time of his death. As Javier Ansorena wrote in this newspaper, Larry King never considered himself a journalist. His interviews did not seek to extirpate information from the guest, although at times they were very newsworthy – such as when Ross Perot announced his candidacy for the US presidency live in 1992.

It was more of a constant conversation, every night, in which King only provoked his interviewees to speak. He did it with Frank Sinatra, who was running away from interviewers. Or with Marlon Brando, even more elusive, and with whom he ended up singing a duet and with a kiss on the nose that became viral when viral did not exist.
They criticized him that he was not incisive. That he did not corner the interviewees – especially the powerful ones – with uncomfortable questions. He always bragged about not preparing for interviews and following his instincts.

Let the guest speaker, not defend himself, present it to the viewer. That connected him with the public and gave him success. First, for many years on the radio, on a national broadcast talk show. Then, since 1985, on CNN, where Ted Turner signed him at the beginning of the news network. Soon his daily show became the most-watched on the channel. It was a door open every night, for an hour, to the most interesting people of the moment. From presidents to hustlers.