LARRY King’s ex-wife Shawn Southwick King has spoken out about the television host’s funeral, sharing that the entire family wore his signature suspenders to honor his life.
The Larry King Live host passed away just four short days ago from health complications, following his hospitalization for Covid-19 earlier this month.
Shawn revealed an intimate family tribute to the late Larry KingCredit: The Mega Agency
Shawn, 61, has spoken out about the burial of her estranged husband and divulged a special tribute that the family arranged in his honor.
The actress shared that Larry was laid to rest in a “beautiful” ceremony that was only open for family.
“We laid him to rest this morning. And in the Jewish faith, they do it very quickly, so you almost don’t have time to, for me, to process,” the mother of three told Entertainment Tonight.
“I’m still processing. And as are the boys, the whole family is just, you know, yeah.”
The mom of three laid her ex-husband to rest this past weekendCredit: Reuters
The entire family wore Larry’s signature suspenders to the funeralCredit: EPA
Shawn then detailed a special homage to the Emmy award-winning interviewer, adding: “We all, it was just family, we wore Larry’s suspenders, every one of us.
“And it was a beautiful, loving … just perfect, just perfect. It was family. There was no showbiz, no, none of that.”
Larry’s eighth wife then added a sentimental note: “Death is maybe the great equalizer, I think.
“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.
Shawn has said the service was ‘beautiful’Credit: Reuters
Larry was a staple for news broadcasting for 50 yearsCredit: The Mega Agency
“You know, it was beautiful,” she finished.
Larry’s passing was announced on January 23rd, as Ora Media took to the radio host’s Twitter page to share the news.
“With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,” the company wrote.
The television production studio then spoke about the celebrity’s rich career in broadcasting, commemorating: “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster.
The interviewer’s passing was announced via Twitter on SaturdayCredit: Twitter
They commended his time on radio and TVCredit: EPA
“Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience,” they praised.
Larry married Shawn on September 5th in 1997, his eighth marriage to seven different women over the span of five decades.
Larry and Shawn have two sons togetherCredit: The Mega Agency
The news reporter lost two of his older children this past summer Credit: Getty Images
Larry filed for divorce from Shawn in 2010, though he retracted the paperwork shortly after.
He filed once again, nine years later, in August of 2019 citing irreconcilable differences following 22 years of marriage.
“We had a big age difference and that eventually takes its toll,” Larry disclosed about their separation.
“We overcame a lot, but eventually it became a ships passing in the night situation.”