Larry King left a 'hand-written will' seeking equal split of fortune

Larry King left a ‘hand-written will’ in 2019 seeking equal split of his $50M fortune to his five children… and leaves out ex-wife Shawn

  • The legendary journalist died of sepsis on Jan. 23 at the age of 87 in Los Angeles 
  • His last will and testament was reportedly written on Oct. 17, 2019, roughly two months after he filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick
  • The radio and television host was reportedly worth around $50million when he passed earlier this year

Larry King reportedly left behind a ‘hand-written will’ advising for an even-split of his fortune to his five children in the event of his death.

The legendary journalist died of sepsis on Jan. 23 at the age of 87 in Los Angeles after battling COVID-19.

His last will and testament was reportedly written on Oct. 17, 2019, roughly two months after he filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, who was left completely out of the note, according to TMZ.

Sad: Larry King reportedly left behind a ‘hand-written will’ advising for an even-split of his fortune to his five children in the event of his death

‘This is my Last Will & Testament. It should replace all previous writings,’ the document stated.

The radio and television host was reportedly worth around $50million when he passed earlier this year.

He added that in the event of his death, he wanted ‘100 percent’ of his funds to be ‘divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr, Chance and Cannon.’ 

Larry lost two of his adult children months apart in 2020. 

He added that in the event of his death, he wanted ‘100 percent’ of his funds to be ‘divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr, Chance and Cannon’ (seen in 2009)

King’s seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, whom he married in 1997 and was in the midst of a divorce with at the time of his death, was left out of the will

His son, Andy, died of a heart attack in July, and his daughter, Chaia, died in August after being diagnosed with lung cancer. 

King’s seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, whom he married in 1997 and was in the midst of a divorce with at the time of his death, was left out of the will.

Shawn revealed that Larry was ‘ready to go’ as he fought off an infection in the hospital after beating the coronavirus. 

She added that his last words to her were over a video call from the hospital: ‘I love you, take care of the boys.’

Tragic: Shawn added that his last words to her were over a video call from the hospital: ‘I love you, take care of the boys’

Shawn revealed that Larry was ‘ready to go’ as he fought off an infection in the hospital after beating the coronavirus; seen in 2016

She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It was an infection, it was sepsis. 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 sank.

‘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.’

Shawn said she was thankful she was able to speak with Larry, the father of her sons Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, on video call before his death.

Family: Shawn said she was thankful she was able to speak with Larry, the father of her sons Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, on video call before his death; seen in  2010 

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