Broadcasting legend Larry King has died at the age of 87-years-old after facing several health problems in the most recent years. The talk show host was a mainstay on US television, and racked up an impressive number of interviews with many famous individuals, including Meghan Markle before she met Prince Harry. However the interview took an awkward turn when Mr King questioned the Suits star about her “seductive” character, Rachel Zane.
Mr King asks the actress: “Who is Rachel, Meghan?”
The now Duchess replies that her character is the paralegal at the fictional TV firm.
At this point, the host interrupts to add: “Seductive?”
Ms Markle pauses for a second before replying: “I don’t know, do you think so, Larry?”
Mr King jokes that it’s “just a comment”.
The actress laughs awkwardly in return before carrying on with the interview.
Meghan wasn’t the only one who was a bit flustered at the comment, as revealed by the comments below the video.
Alina M wrote: “So the first thing Larry King has to say about Meghan’s character is ‘seductive’. Wow really investigative journalism done here.”
Ora media, a company which Mr King founded, announced that he died today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He had been treated earlier this month for coronavirus.
The chat show legend had also suffered other problems through the years, such as heart attacks.
A statement from Ora media reads: “For 63 years an across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interview, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, 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.
“Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”