Although Larry King retired last year, the world’s most famous television interviewer has no plans to go anywhere.
On a CNN special, CNN Presents: A Larry King Special: Dinner with the Kings, King told his famous guests, including Tyra Banks, Seth MacFarlane, and Conan O’Brien that he had no plans of dying.
“I want to be frozen on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and bring me back,” King told his surprised celebrity dinner guests.
The famous group of dinner guests dined on food prepared by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck while they discussed life, death, success and failure at King’s home in Los Angeles, Calif.
During the dinner King admitted that he fears death.
“My biggest fear is death, because I don’t think I am going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief,” King explained to his celebrity guests.
King was raised in an observant Jewish family in Brooklyn but became agnostic in adulthood.
At the candid dinner, King’s guests also discussed their own fears and misperceptions the public holds about them.
Banks opened up about how her personality on her television show, America’s Next Top Model, is not a real depiction of who she is.
“When I created my show, I also created a persona,” Banks said, “That is a character. I don’t do that.”
MacFarlane, creator of the popular animated comedy, Family Guy, told the group that people think that he is a “heartless frat guy.”
“I’m actually very shy. I fall asleep each night with a book in my hands. My favorite movie is ‘The Sound of Music.’ “
King hosted Larry King Live on CNN for 25 years – from 1985 until 2010.
The 78-year-old television personality has held television interviews with some of the world’s most prominent and controversial entertainers and politicians including Elizabeth Taylor and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
King retired from CNN in 2010 and since has appeared on the news network hosting specials.