With her late husband, Larry King, Shawn King opened up about her final moments.
“She told Entertainment Tonight of the famous broadcaster’s final moments, “We were able to do FaceTime in the hospital and it was hard for him to talk, but the one message he wanted to make sure I heard was, ‘I love you, take care of the boys.’
Together, Shawn, 61, and Larry shared two sons, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20. His eldest son, 59-year-old Larry King, Jr., also survives from his marriage to Annette Kaye.
Larry died in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday morning. He was 87. Although Julia Alexander, Larry’s sixth wife, told The Post that he died of the coronavirus he contracted in December, Shawn said that was not his real cause of death.
“It was an infection, it was sepsis,” she told the outlet. “Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that. You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”
Shawn, who was in the midst of the iconic CNN host’s divorce proceedings, said she never felt they would finalise their separation because of their relationship.
“Larry and I, you know, our divorce was never finalised,” she noted. “I didn’t think it was ever going to happen in my heart, and it never did. In every sense of the way, in company, and in, well, first in our family and then in business, we were partners. …Family is the most important thing, you know, and God.
By wearing his signature accessory, the family laid Larry to rest this week and paid tribute in the most appropriate way possible.
“We all, it was just family, we wore Larry’s suspenders, every one of us,” she said. “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,” she continued. “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.”