“Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed,” he wrote.
“Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child,” King said. “My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes. In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that.”
Both children were from King’s 1961 marriage to Alene Atkins. The couple divorced and remarried in 1967, before divorcing again in 1971. King and Chaia co-authored a children’s book titled “Daddy Day, Daughter Day” in 1997, recounting their experiences with the divorce.
King declined CNN’s request for comment via a spokesman at Ora TV.
From 1985 to 2010, King hosted CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
King is also a father to four children from previous marriages and is a stepfather to one. He parted ways with his most recent spouse Shawn Southwick in 2019.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the number of Larry King’s surviving children and stepchildren.