Larry King is breaking his silence after the sudden deaths of his two children.
The 86-year-old talk show host’s son Andy, 65, passed away suddenly late last month after a heart attack, and daughter Chaia, just 51, passed away from complications due to lung cancer just a few days ago.
“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,” Larry wrote on Facebook on Saturday (August 22). “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,” Larry continued. “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,” Larry concluded. “In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”
Just recently, Larry filed for divorce from his current wife, Shawn Southwick King, after 22 years together.
Our thoughts are with Andy and Chaia‘s loved ones during this difficult time.
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