Iconic television host, Regis Philbin died this past Saturday.

Regis was 88 years old and his family has stated that passed away from “natural causes.”

His family released this statement in regards to his death,

“We’re deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis shy of his 89th birthday. His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him.”

Regis had an amazing career that lasted 60 years.

He hosted his first talk show back in 1961 called, “The Regis Philbin Show” which aired at a local TV station in San Diego.

He has also been know for co-hosting “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” as well as “Live! With Regis and Kelly” he also hosted “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and the first season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Many of Regis’ co-stars have paid tribute to him including Kathie Lee Gifford,

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and more.

Rest in peace, Regis.

Story via HollywoodReporter.com

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