Larry King has been laid to rest.
The iconic TV host passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday (23.01.21) at the age of 87, after being treated for COVID-19 earlier this month.
And now, his wife Shawn King – with whom he had 21-year-old Chance and 20-year-old Cannon – has revealed he has already been laid to rest, as it is common within the Jewish faith to “do it very quickly”.
She said: “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. I’m still processing. And as are the boys, the whole family is just, you know, yeah.”
Shawn also said there was “no showbiz” at Larry’s funeral, and revealed the family – which also includes Larry’s 59-year-old son, Larry King Jr., from his marriage to Annette Kaye – all wore the TV legend’s signature suspenders to the service.
She added to ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “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.
“Death is maybe the great equalizer, I think. 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.”