Beloved TV host Regis Philbin has died of natural causes at the age of 88 years old according to a statement shared with People yesterday.
“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,” his family shares in an exclusive statement on 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. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss,” the Philbin family says.
Josh Gad shared this sweet memory of Regis on twitter just moments ago:
This one hurts. A staple in our household growing up, his joy was infectious and his hosting skills among the greatest I’ve ever seen. Whether on “Live” or leading “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” he was always captivating & hilarious. #RIPRegis https://t.co/PoajN1yb3W
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 25, 2020
Regis was a former co-host of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and eventually Kelly Ripa when Kathie Lee retired, as well as being the primetime host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,
According to Disney Wiki some of his other Disney credits were:
He voiced Typhon in the Hercules episode “Hercules and the Return of Typhon“, and himself in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode “Drowsy“. He also hosted the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in the Magic Kingdom from 1991 to 2008, was one of the celebrities featured in Superstar Limo and appeared as a guest star in the Phineas and Ferb spin-off Take Two with Phineas and Ferb.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family…
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