Regis Philbin Dies at 88

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Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.

Philbin’s family released the following statement to

“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 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.”

In 1988, the iconic television star began hosting Live! with Kathie Lee Gifford. Gifford departed after 15 years and was replaced by Kelly Ripa. Philbin left the show in 2011.

What is your favorite Regis moment? There are many to choose from.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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