Larry King’s wife Shawn King has issued her first comments about the death of her husband, who passed away last Saturday.
What’s going on?
- “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,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m still processing.”
How the family honored Larry King
Shawn King revealed a personal way the family honored Larry King.
- “We all, it was just family, we wore Larry’s suspenders, every one of us,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “And it was a beautiful, loving ... just perfect, just perfect. It was family. There was no showbiz, no, none of that.”
The bigger picture
Shawn King said she and Larry King faced tragedy in their marriage — Larry King sought a divorce from Shawn King, after 22 years of marriage, back in 2019, which I wrote about for Deseret News — but they overcame it in the end.
- “Death is maybe the great equalizer, I think,” she shared. “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.”