Shawn King is opening up about her final moments with late husband, legendary CNN host – cable TV’s most revered talk show host, Larry King who died on Saturday January 23rd at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, aged 87, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded.
Giving a glimpse, she opened up in a chat with Entertainment Tonight:
“We were able to do FaceTime in the hospital and it was hard for him to talk, but the one message that he wanted to make sure I heard was, ‘I love you, take care of the boys,”
Setting the records straight as regards the cause of death, as Larry’s sixth wife, Julia Alexander, had said earlier he died from coronavirus, which he had contracted in December, Shawn said that wasn’t his actual cause of death.
“It was an infection, it was sepsis,” she told the outlet. “Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that. You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.” she said.
Shawn and Larry had before his demise been legally separated and in the middle of a divorce – Larry filed in 2019- but she stated that she never thought they would go through with finalizing their split because of their partnership.
“Larry and I, you know, we never finalized our divorce,” she noted. “In my heart, I didn’t think it was really going to happen and it never did. We were partners in every sense of the way, in business, and in, well, first in our family and then in business. … You know, family is the most important thing, and God.”
The family laid Larry to rest this week and paid tribute by wearing his signature accessory.
“We all, it was just family, we wore Larry’s suspenders, every one of us,” she said. “And it was a beautiful, loving … just perfect, just perfect. It was family. There was no showbiz, no, none of that.
“Death is maybe the great equalizer, I think,” she continued. “You know, when you experience it with people who we really, really love, all the other noise and the nonsense that could be surrounding, it just goes away and the family goes close together. And that’s what happened. You know, it was beautiful.”
Shawn 61, a former singer, TV host, and actress was Larry’s seventh wife. The pair tied the knot in 1997 and we’re married for 22 years, the longest of all all his unions. They shared two sons, 21-year-old Chance and 20-year-old Cannon.
King was married eight times, to seven different women, he had five kids in total with three of his wives.