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Larry King, 87, reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19

Talk show legend Larry King's age and medical history put him in the high-risk group for complications from the coronavirus.

Former talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, CNN reported Saturday.

Citing an unidentified person close to the family, CNN said the 87-year-old King is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Hospital protocols have kept King's family members from visiting him.

The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among America's most prominent interviewers of celebrities, presidents and other newsmakers during a half-century career that included 25 years with a nightly show on CNN.

He has had medical issues in recent decades, including heart attacks and diagnoses of diabetes and lung cancer.

Last year, King lost two of his five children within weeks of each other. Son Andy King died of a heart attack at 65 in August, and daughter Chaia King died from lung cancer at 51 in July, Larry King said then in a statement.

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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

King became the host of "Larry King Now," in 2012 with on demand network Ora TV, which airs three times a week. King co-founded the digital network with Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, Forbes reported

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King, who is fairly active on social media, most recently tweeted a message on Thanksgiving, which said "I’m thankful for my boys," and shows King in an image celebrating with what appears to be a carry out dinner. 

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