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Larry King's Wife Shawn Plans to Contest His Will After Being Left Out

Larry King‘s wife Shawn, with whom he was in the process of getting a divorce before his death, is planning to contest his will.

The 61-year-old actress plans to contest his will after the late TV star amended it in 2019 to leave his $2 million estate solely to his five children, two of whom are deceased, ET reported Tuesday (February 16).

“The handwritten will, obtained by ET, is dated Oct. 17, 2019; King filed for divorce from Shawn two months earlier, in August 2019, after 22 years of marriage. According to ET‘s source, Shawn plans to contest the will in court,” the outlet reported.

The amended will left his fortune to children Chaia, Andy, Larry Jr., Chance and Cannon. In 2020, his 65-year-old son Andy died in July while his 51-year-old daughter, Chaia, died a month later.

Find out more about what he wrote in the will.

Larry King Kept Ex-Wife Shawn Out of His Will

The late Larry King made sure his fortune did not go to his ex-wife, Shawn.

The talk show host, who passed away in January, made it clear in his will, filed three days before filing for divorce from his seventh wife, that his millions of dollars will be allocated only to his children.

“This is my Last Will & Testament. It should replace all previous writings In the event of my death, any day after the above date I want 100% of my funds to be divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Lary Jr Chance & Cannon,” the message reads, which was signed in October of 2019.

Larry King Jr. is also stepping in to overrule any possibility of Shawn trying to become an administrator of the estate.

“The Decedent was married to Shawn Southwick King (“Ms. King”) at the time of death. However, the Decedent and Ms. King were actively involved in ongoing dissolution proceedings in Los Angeles Superior Court. The Decedent and Ms. King were residing separately at the time of death,” new paperwork reveals, via The Blast.

Shawn recently revealed the sentimental item they all wore at his funeral.

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Larry King's Cause of Death Released & His Widow Clarifies It Wasn't Coronavirus

Larry King passed away over the weekend at the age of 87, and now, his widow Shawn has revealed that he did not die from COVID-19, as was previously assumed.

If you don’t know, he was hospitalized for COVID-19 late last month, though it seemed things were going well when he was moved out of intensive care and was breathing on his own.

Now, Shawn is speaking out.

“It was an infection, it was sepsis,” she told Today. “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.”

About his COVID battle, she added, “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.”

Find out who was called out for his insensitive post about Larry King after his passing.

Our continued thoughts are with the King family during this time.

Larry King's Widow Shawn Reveals the Sentimental Item of Clothing the Family Wore to His Funeral

Larry King‘s wife, Shawn King, is speaking out.

The 61-year-old widow of the late TV superstar spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the death of her husband, revealing that she and her family had a private funeral service and wore something special in his honor.

“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,” she explained.

“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,” she continued.

“Death is maybe the great equalizer, I think. 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.”

Larry died at 87 on Saturday morning (January 23), leaving behind Shawn and their sons, 21-year-old Chance and 20-year-old Cannon. He is also survived by his eldest son, 59-year-old Larry King, Jr., from his marriage to Annette Kaye. Here’s what his sons said after his passing.

Larry King's Sons Break Silence After His Passing

Larry King‘s sons are speaking out after the death of their father.

The 87-year-old TV icons sons Larry Jr., 59, Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, released a joint statement on Saturday (January 23) addressing their dad’s death.

“We are heartbroken over our father’s death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing. The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was ‘dad,’” the brother’s wrote on Facebook. “He was the man who lovingly obsessed over our daily schedules and our well-being, and who took such immense pride in our accomplishments — large, small, or imagined. And, through it all, we knew without a doubt in the world that he loved us more than life itself. He was an amazing father, and he was fiercely loyal to those lucky enough to call him a friend. We will miss him every single day of our lives.”

“The outpouring of love and the remembrances of his remarkable career have touched us deeply and we are so thankful,” they continued. “In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask consideration of a donation to the American Heart Association or the Beverly Hills Fire Department EMS, to which a debt of gratitude is owed for the wonderful care they provided to our dad in his final years. With deep appreciation, Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King.”

Larry shared Larry Jr. with his second ex-wife Annette Kaye. Larry shared Chance and Cannon with his eighth wife Shawn Southwick King.

Back in August 2020, Larry mourned the sudden deaths of his two kids, Andy and Chaia, who died just a month between each other.

Although his cause of death has not yet been revealed, Larry‘s passing comes a few weeks after he was hospitalized for COVID-19.

Piers Morgan Is Being Called Out for Insensitive Larry King Post

Piers Morgan is being slammed by people on social media for his “tribute” to Larry King after the legendary interviewer’s death.

If you don’t remember, CNN removed Larry‘s longtime show Larry King Live back in 2011 and replaced it with Piers‘ unsuccessful show Piers Morgan Tonight.

After the sad news was announced, Piers tweeted, “Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN & he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’ (He married 8 times so a mother-in-law expert) But he was a brilliant broadcaster & masterful TV interviewer.”

Piers is now a trending topic on Twitter and the social media site even noted how he is being criticized over his remarks.

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Larry King Passes Away at 87 After Battle with COVID-19

Legendary talk show host Larry King has died.

The former CNN host passed away on Saturday morning (January 23) at the age of 87. A statement from his company Ora Media said that he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, though a cause of death was not provided.

King was hospitalized for COVID-19 late last month, though it seemed things were going well when he was moved out of intensive care and was breathing on his own.

CNN’s president Jeff Zucker said in a statement, “We mourn the passing of our colleague Larry King. The scrappy young man from Brooklyn had a history-making career spanning radio and television. His curiosity about the world propelled his award-winning career in broadcasting, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him. We are so proud of the 25 years he spent with CNN, where his newsmaker interviews truly put the network on the international stage. From our CNN family to Larry’s, we send our thoughts and prayers, and a promise to carry on his curiosity for the world in our work.”

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Larry‘s loved ones during this difficult time.