Larry King’s family wore his signature suspenders to his funeral
Larry King’s family honoured the late journalist by wearing his signature suspenders to his funeral.
The 87-year-old was known for wearing colourful suspenders with a shirt and tie on his talk shows, including Larry King Live and Larry King Now.
His family, including his estranged wife Shawn Southwick King and his three sons Larry Jr, 59, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, all wore suspenders to his funeral on Wednesday.
Shawn, who was married to King from 1997 until 2019, confirmed that her estranged husband had been laid to rest.
She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘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.
‘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.’
The 61-year-old added that ‘death is maybe the great equalizer, I think’, and said: ‘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.’
King started his television career in 1959 and while he used to wear a traditional jacket and tie, he began to wear a sweater vest as time went on.
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