Regis Philbin Has Passed Away

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Broadcaster Regis Philbin has just passed away at age 88, according to a statement shared by his family today. "We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday," said the statement sent to CNN Saturday. "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him -- for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about." Regis Philbin will surely be missed by many.

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  • Regis Philbin Died of Heart Disease link
    TV legend Regis Philbin, who passed away at 88 this past weekend, is being mourned around the globe. Authorities said Tuesday Philbin died from heart disease. Regis’s heart issues are well-documented. In 1993, he underwent an angioplasty, and in 2007, he had a triple bypass surgery. When he returned to “Live! with Regis and Kelly,” he received a rousing round of applause. Philbin will be buried at Notre Dame University, his beloved alma mater, in Indiana.
  • Kelly Ripa Holds Back Tears Remembering Regis Philbin link
    Regis Philbin spent a record-setting 17,000 hours on television in a career that spanned 52 years and consisted of unforgettable moments on some of America’s most-watched programs. “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” devoted almost the entire hour to honoring Regis, who launched the show in 1988. Kelly Ripa held back tears remembering her friend and co-host. His career began with a lucky break on “The Joey Bishop Show” in the 1960s, and he became a household name with the launch of “Live!” in 1988.
  • Kathie Lee Gifford Remembers Regis Philbin: ‘We Never Had One Cross Word’ | TODAY link
    From her Connecticut home, an emotional Kathie Lee Gifford joins TODAY with fond remembrances of the late Regis Philbin, her friend as well as her longtime on-air partner. “In all the years together we never had one cross word,” she says. “We had the same sense of humor, and we just took off like a rocket … we just wanted to sit there and have fun together.”
  • Regis Philbin Coined the Phrase: ‘Is That Your Final Answer?’ link
    For decades, Regis Philbin woke families up with his morning talk show, “Live!” Later on, he’d be back in America’s homes at night, as the host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” While doing so, the charismatic host also managed to snag the Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on Camera,” with 15,662. Inside Edition Digital's Leigh Scheps looks back on some of his most celebrated moments on television.
  • Celebrating Regis Philbin: What he said during one of his last interviews link
    The “Live!” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” host died at 88 on Saturday.
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