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Larry King Won't Retire Even After Near-Fatal Stroke - "I'd Like To Die At Work"

'Larry King Won't Retire Even After Near-Fatal Stroke: "I'd Like To Die At Work"
February 5, 2020 - 18:45 / Amanda Stanford

The 86 year old television personality, Larry King refuses to retire, despite massive stroke that almost took his life. Find out more here... 

Larry King refuses to slow down and quit

The television personality revealed that no matter how hard things may get, he will never retire.

Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton

King suffered a stroke just a week after heart surgery in which a stent was placed. 

“I was driving to the doctor’s office and I don’t remember anything after that,” King reflected. “I woke up in intensive care and I had tubes in me. They told my family I was going to die.”

The stroke has set a somber tone for King, however it didn't stifle his passion for his work.

Television and radio host Larry King attends Larry King's 60th Broadcasting Anniversary Event

I have less of a fear of dying now,” he said.

“I’m 86 and it is what it is. I just want to keep working until the end. I’d like to die at work — I’ll retire right there!”

The father of five reflects on his life proudly, and said, “I’m very proud of what I do. And I’m a good father — nothing beats parenthood. There’s an element of pinching myself every day. Look at what I’ve come through. All in all, if you look at it, I’ve had a blessed life.”

Larry King has been gracing the small screen since 1978.