Regis Philbin, America’s famous long time T.V host, dies at the age of 88 on 24th, July. The sad news of his death was given by his family in a statement “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”.
So sad news of the day. His career started as a co-host from the most famous Morning shows “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee”, with the Kathie Lee Gifford, and then “Live! with Regis and Kelly” with Kelly Ripa. Later the game show hosted by him “Who wants to be a millionaire”.
According to his family, Philbin died due to a natural cause on Friday night, about one month before his 89th birthday. Most recently he was underlying health problems and had cardiovascular surgery and also had a hip problem.
Regis Philbin was born on 25th Aug 1931 in New York. He completed his graduation in Sociology in 1953 from the University of Notre Dame. Philbin than joined the armed forces where he served for almost 2 years and decided to follow his passion as a T.V host. He got much success in a very short time, He got numerous awards. Regis’s name is also written in the Guinness world record for spending more than 16000 hours in front of a television camera.
Regis Philbin’s long time T.V host and one of his best friends Kathie Lee Gifford posted on his Instagram said “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”.
- President Trump
President Trump twitted that: ” One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88. He was a fantastic person and my friend. He kept telling me to run for President. Holds the record for “most live television”, and he did it well. Regis, we love you….”.
One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88. He was a fantastic person, and my friend. He kept telling me to run for President. Holds the record for “most live television”, and he did it well. Regis, we love you….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2020
Many of Regis Philbin’s fans sharing tributes to him on social media. Jason Robert said “Sad day! Regis was So funny, quick, and current! Didn’t obsess over politics and drama …Rest in Power Big Guy”. Johny sbart said, “I enjoyed watching him growing up”. Gina said “I remember being in the audience for one of the shows many years ago. He was so kind and took the time to take a picture with me. Class act! RiP”.
Anneke Rader said “I was fortunate enough to see him live with my mom at a casino where we live in Michigan. Earlier in the day, The Wolverines had beaten his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. So when he took the stage, he said “I almost didn’t show up tonight since The Wolverines beat my beloved Notre Dame. I better not hear anyone say Go Blue.” We all got a laugh. And at one point, he came down into the audience and I shook his hand. I almost freaked out. May he Rest In Peace.”
- The New York Times
Breaking News was on the air by The New York Times: “The TV personality Regis Philbin has died at 88. He regaled America over coffee for decades and made television history in 1999 by introducing the runaway hit “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
Breaking News: The TV personality Regis Philbin has died at 88. He regaled America over coffee for decades and made television history in 1999 by introducing the runaway hit “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” https://t.co/AxriWaaCne
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 25, 2020
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