US TV personality Larry King has opened up for the first time about a tragic few weeks in his family.

The TV legend and his family have had two of their children pass away within three weeks of each other.

On Sunday, the broadcaster spoke about their passing for the first time.

In a post on Facebook, King wrote: “It is with sadness and a father’s broken heart that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King, and Chaia King. Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed.”

Chaia was aged 51 and Andy was 65.

“Andy passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 28th, and Chaia passed on August 20th, only a short time after having been diagnosed with lung cancer,” he wrote.

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“Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child.”

“My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes,” he added.

Larry is also the father to Larry Jr, from his second marriage and has university-aged sons Chance and Cannon, from his most recent marriage to Shawn King.

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