Legendary TV host Regis Philbin passes at age 88

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin passes at age 88

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin passes at age 88

 

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin died Friday at age 88.

His family released a statement:  “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. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.

Regis was born in 1931. He hosted live morning programs from Los Angeles and New York from the early 1970s until 2011. Philbin co-hosted Live With Regis & Kathie Lee with Kathie Lee Gifford from 1985-2000, then continued the show with co-host Kelly Ripa from 2001-2011. He also hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Philbin was inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2006.

He leaves behind his wife, Joy, and three adult children.

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