Regis Philbin, a legendary broadcaster, has passed away on Saturday. According to the statement given by his family, the broadcaster was 88 years old. The statement said that they are deeply saddened while sharing the news that their beloved, Regis Philbin has passed away.
He passed away last night due to natural causes. The broadcaster left the world just about a month before his 89th birthday. His friends and family are very grateful for the time they got to spend with him.
He will always be remembered for his warmth, legendary sense of humor, and his ability to make something countable out of a typical day. The family thanked the fans and the admirers of Regis Philbin for their love and support that they gave him for over 60 years of his career. They also asked the fans to maintain privacy as they mourn his loss.
Regis Philbin, a Legendary Broadcaster
Regis Philbin has been the host of various television shows, one of them is, the morning talk show, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.” He hosted this show along with Kathie Lee. The co-hosting duties were later taken care of by Kelly Ripa, and the show was then renamed as, “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
Over the years, shows like Miss America Pageants and game shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire were hosted by Regis. His name was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmy Awards, and throughout his career, he won six of them. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2008.
Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, her current co-host, took it to Instagram and said that they are beyond saddened after learning about the death of Philbin. They said that he was the ultimate class act, and brought his laughter and joy to our homes every day on Live Television for more than 23 years.