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Legendary TV Host, Regis Philbin Dead at 88

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,

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There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis. I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift. We spent 15 years together bantering and bickering and laughing ourselves silly—a tradition and a friendship we shared up to this very day. I smile knowing somewhere in Heaven, at this very moment, he’s making someone laugh. It brings me great comfort knowing that he had a personal relationship with his Lord that brought him great peace. I send all the love in my heart to Joy, to his children, to the rest of his family and to the innumerable people he touched over his legendary life. There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.

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Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and more.

Rest in peace, Regis.

Story via HollywoodReporter.com


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