LARRY KING is emphatic about what he wants to happen when he dies….”freeze me,” he says. Now why does this sound so Michael Jackson-ish to us?
The veteran newsman uttered this pronouncement over “CNN Presents: A Larry King Special: Dinner with the Kings,” where the septuagenarian TV and radio personality hosted a gathering with Russell Brand, Seth MacFarlane, Tyra Banks and Conan O’Brien…
Remember, this was the exact same night Russell Brand, that consummate practical joker, stole upstairs to the master’s bedroom and filched a pair of Larry King‘s wife’s panties?
And because as the host, Mr. King refused to be upstaged by such an upstart, and an English one at that, he announced out of the blue, that he’d like to be frozen when he dies.
“I want to be frozen on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and bring me back,”
King declared in front of everyone in his dining room.
This idea isn’t very original, of course. Back in the 1990′s, another King, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson himself, had a special room in his home at the ersthile Neverland Ranch installed with a bizarre pressurized coffin-like chamber. If star news recalls, Michael was even photographed lying asleep inside it.
Alas, things didn’t work out with the late, lamented Michael. We all know what he died of and no amount of freezing is going to bring him back.
“This is big news,”
said a very surprised Conan O’Brien.
“You would like to be frozen? This is news to me.”
To which the perpetually poker-faced Mr. King deadpanned:
“It’s the only hedging of a bet.”
Why does that statement makes us think Larry King made a deal with a certain hoofed individual with horns, a forked tongue, a tail, and a three-pronged spear?
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