Our hearts go out to the GOAT…the legend..Mr. Regis Philbin. In many ways Regis was a pioneer in who he delivered as a host. So many fell in love with him from his amazing run on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee”.
Then evolving with “Live with Regis and Kelly”. I also loved him on the show “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. And his joy and charisma…one of a kind. R.I.P. Regis…there will never be another like you again.
Regis Philbin has died. The beloved star was 88.
The longtime television host died on July 24, PEOPLE confirms. “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 with PEOPLE 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.
And the internet/world is responding:
#BREAKING— Bryanna Gallagher (@BGallagherTV) July 25, 2020
Ugh my heart breaks for his family. Regis was so humble, I always enjoyed watching anything he was apart of. My Nan and I never missed an episode of him hosting who wants to be a millionaire.
🙏🏽 My thoughts and prayers are with his family. https://t.co/5gRj4OR9vF
Rest easy Regis Philbin. Great time to recycle this video of the greatest moment ever on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire pic.twitter.com/8ZrvUySUD7— Chase Robertson (@chasecar7) July 25, 2020
BREAKING: RIP to one of the most talented natural broadcasters ever, the World Record Holder for hours in front of a TV camera, and one my personal favorites to watch and marvel at how he made an hour unscripted each day fresh and compelling #Regis https://t.co/KBFy8YIpLe— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) July 25, 2020
Statement from Regis Philbin’s family to @People: “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.” 🙏 https://t.co/lS7J94eYAz— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 25, 2020
Regis Philbin, the indefatigable and downright neighborly host of talk shows and game shows who spent more time in front of a television camera than anyone else, has died. He was 88. https://t.co/h3SypBIRQ8— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 25, 2020
Without Regis Philbin, a lot of the TV personalities would be nonexistent. RIP to a true trailblazer 🙏🏾🕊 pic.twitter.com/4LGDYaRFpg— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) July 25, 2020
I will always remember how much respect Regis Philbin showed to the wrestling world. I grew up watching Regis and Kathy Lee because that was my mom’s favorite show. Rest peacefully, Regis❤️ pic.twitter.com/nhRyK1E8as— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) July 25, 2020