Larry King Speaks Out About the Deaths of His Son and Daughter

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Larry King is opening up about the loss of his son Andy and daughter Chaia, who died just three weeks apart.

The TV veteran confirmed two of his children had died in a heartfelt Facebook message this weekend.

“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,” he began. “Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed.”

Larry added that Andy had passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 28, while Chaia had died on Aug. 20 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

“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,” he concluded. “In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”

Larry’s granddaughter, Jillian King, told the Daily Mail on Friday that the family is “feeling pretty bad and broken” over the loss.

“Larry is really hurt and upset,” Jillian continued. “He was very sick last year. His kids were all taking very close care of him. He’s upset that he’s lost them now.” Jillian added that her grandfather was unable to travel to Gainesville, Florida from Los Angeles for her father’s funeral, as he was still recovering from a stroke last year that left him in a coma for several weeks.

Our hearts are with you, Larry.