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Letter: Remembering Larry King

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

In my humble opinion, one of the greatest American broadcasters who ever lived was a man by the name of Mr. Larry King. Unfortunately, we recently lost him due to complications of the COVID-19 virus. One of his most-recent wives, Shawn, specifically called it “sepsis.”

King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on Nov. 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Aaron and Jennie Zeiger. They hailed from Eastern Europe and were Orthodox Jews. King’s father died when he was only nine years old, which impacted him very deeply. He found himself suddenly burdened to help look after his mother and his younger brother, Marty. Life must have been very strenuous for him at that time.

He managed to carry on and a few years later, he graduated from Brooklyn’s Lafayette High School. It was quite an extraordinary accomplishment, especially as there was literally chaos and madness in the world during that time. He carried within him a dream of one day becoming a radio or TV broadcast...

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