Larry King confirms kids' deaths with ‘a father’s broken heart’ and says ‘no parent should have to bury a child'

LARRY King confirmed the deaths of his son and daughter with "a father’s broken heart."

He also said that "no parent should have to bury a child."


Larry, 86, took to Instagram on Saturday to emotionally confirm the tragic passings of two of his children, which happened within just weeks of each other.

"It is with sadness and a father's broken heart that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King, and Chaia King," the Larry King Now host shared.

"Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed.

"Andy passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 28th, and Chaia passed on August 20th, only a short time after having been diagnosed with lung cancer."

The iconic host added: "Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child.

"My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes."

He concluded: "In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that."


Two days ago, Larry’s granddaughter, Jillian, 31, revealed the star’s 65-year-old son died unexpectedly on July 28 from what they believe was a heart attack though no autopsy will be performed.

And just three weeks later, Larry’s 52-year-old daughter passed away from lung cancer. 


Jillian – who is the daughter of Andy – told Daily Mail that everyone in her family is “feeling pretty bad and broken.”

She added of her grandfather: “Larry is really hurt and upset. He was very sick last year. 

“His kids were all taking very close care of him. He’s upset that he’s lost them now.”

Who was Chaia King and what was her cause of death?

Larry King’s daughter Chaia King passed away from lung cancer.

It is unknown how long she had been dealing with the disease.

The veteran broadcaster also recently lost his son Andy King. He reportedly suffered a heart attack, though that has not been confirmed.

Larry is recovering after suffering from a near-fatal stroke in March 2019 that left him in a coma for two weeks. 

Larry himself is still recovering from a stroke he suffered March 2019 which leaves him unable to fly from Los Angeles to Florida for the funerals.

Larry – who has been married seven times – shares Chai and Andy with his third wife, Alene Akins.

He is now married to Shawn King, with whom he shares two sons.

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