TV personality Larry King took to Twitter this week to pay tribute to Alene Akins. Akins was married to King twice, from 1961-1963 and then again from 1968-1971. Together they share two children, including one that King adopted from one of Akins prior marriages. Andy, who King adopted, and Chaia.

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“So very saddened over the passing of Alene Akins, who died peacefully with our children Chaia and Andy by her side. She was a grand lady,” King wrote on Friday.

At 83, King still stays active in politics and currently hosts a web series on Ora TV. King has been married eight times.

King, who is usually very active on Twitter has not posted since he announced the death of his ex-wife.

Larry King mourns the loss off his third wife, and mother to two of his children (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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