Larry King’s cause of death confirmed as sepsis, underlying conditions revealed in death certificate
The 87-year-old broadcasting legend died Jan. 23 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was hospitalized weeks prior after contracting COVID-19, but a death certificate confirms that his primary cause of death was sepsis, as his wife Shawn Southwick King said last month.
The death certificate also reportedly shows that he had two underlying conditions. According to People magazine, the document lists them as acute hypoxic respiratory failure and end stage renal disease, commonly known as kidney failure.
In late January, King’s wife — who he was in the middle of divorcing — confirmed he did not die from coronavirus.